Child labor is a complex worldwide problem, especially in LDCs where poverty and low educational standards are persistent. A survey of child labor worldwide finds that children are working in considerable numbers throughout many regions of the world. Each region differs in the extent of child labor and the specific sectors where children may be found working. However, the main reasons behind the work of children namely poverty and education, were common in all areas. Egypt represents a typical case where child labor exists in most of its forms, except for prostitution, traficking and child bondage, and is mainly caused by poverty. Determining the magnitude of child labor in Egypt is very difficult due to the large informal sector, the prevalence of the work of children in domestic chores and with their families in rural areas. Both international agencies and the government are attempting to solve the problem. However, it is still persistent.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Political Science Department
MA in Political Science
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Sherif El Musa
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Ibrahim El Nur
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El Shafei, D. I.
(2002).Child Labor in Egypt [Master's Thesis, the American University in Cairo]. AUC Knowledge Fountain.
El Shafei, Dina Ismail. Child Labor in Egypt. 2002. American University in Cairo, Master's Thesis. AUC Knowledge Fountain.