Write a long text about child labor.

To write an extended essay about child labor, the first step is to narrow the focus. Once the scope of the essay is firm, conduct online research from reliable sources such as universities and governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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To begin your essay about child labor, it would be a good idea to narrow your focus to, perhaps, a particular region. Other ways to narrow your focus could be the history of child labour, or perhaps child labour in the world today. Once you have narrowed your focus, the research that will inform your essay will become easier and more efficient.

To explore the history of child labour in America, an informational website is https://socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/programs/child-welfarechild-labor/child-labor/. Instructions for citing from this source are available at the bottom of the page. University websites such as this are reliable sources of information.

Another good source for historical information is a government website, such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, found here: https://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2017/article/history-of-child-labor-in-the-united-states-part-1.htm A look at global slavery in the world today from the International Labour Organization is found here: https://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_574717/lang--en/index.htm. This includes data and links to in-depth reports.

The United Nations has an extensive section on child labor on their website. It can be accessed here: https://www.un.org/en/events/childlabourday/index.shtml. There is data and a "Resources" tab with links to key documents related to advocacy.

Another good source of information can be found on the website of UNICEF. It is located here: https://data.unicef.org/topic/child-protection/child-labour/ . It is searchable under the Data by Topic and Country tab.

Non-governmental organizations, or NGO's, offer information on this topic, such as Human Rights Watch, a research and advocacy organization has extensive resources at https://www.hrw.org/topic/childrens-rights/child-labor.

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