child labor

child labor
The employment of children, the legal significance of which is the prohibition of such employment in dangerous occupations, in places where they may be corrupted by the surroundings, at work which is of such nature as to tax the strength of the child and undermine his health, and for hours so long as to tire a child to the point of exhaustion and sickness.

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