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Economics: Child Labor: Iran and Afghanistan
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The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that worldwide there are at least 250 million children laborers; Iran and Afghanistan have a history of child labor.

The concept of child labor in Iran and in Afghanistan

The Afghan childhood experience is complex: every child has been the victim of war and suffers trauma. In Iran, the spiritual well-being of the child is put forward: children are perc…

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Engeland, Anisseh Van, “Economics: Child Labor: Iran and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0227a>
First published online: 2009

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