More than 1 million children work in Brazil

December 28, 2011

A newspaper says that despite the economic advances achieved by Brazil over the past few years, children from low-income families are still forced to work in Latin America’s biggest country.

The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper says Wednesday that its analysis of preliminary 2010 census figures compiled by Brazil’s government statistics agency shows that more than 1 million children between the ages of 10 and 14 were working last year.

The newspaper says that many cases of child labor are difficult to eradicate because most of them involve work as domestic help or on small family farms in remote regions.

The statistics agency known as IBGE said it could not immediately confirm the newspaper’s report.

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2 Responses to More than 1 million children work in Brazil

  1. Norman says:

    What’s the point of this article? It can’t be confirmed for accuracy, but depends on innuendo.

    • News Desk says:

      If you read carefully, the article cites the entity that conducted the census, which in turn carried out the study. All you have to do is to visit the Institute´s page and research for the information. It will probably be in Portuguese. If you find it, I will be more than happy to help you get whatever details you need.

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