Southeast Asia | Growing pains: child labor on the rise as Myanmar develops
Despite child labor laws that have been in existence since 1951, increasing numbers of children are working in the country's famous teahouses. Photo: Carole Oudot
Despite child labor laws that have been in existence since 1951, increasing numbers of children are working in the country's famous teahouses. Photo: Carole Oudot

Growing pains: child labor on the rise as Myanmar develops

Rural poverty and weak education are driving children to seek work in the cities. Exploitation is rife and a trafficking industry has sprung up.

January 11, 2017 3:57 PM (UTC+8)
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