IntroductionChildren are working in factories and sweatshops in many parts of Asia for wages not even high enough to support a family. In 2016, 62.1 million children were engaged in child labour in Asia and the Pacific, and this labour has a harsh effect on the health and overall well-being of the workers involved. Some of the most successful businesses are the ones that are guilty of using child labour. Walmart, one of the most successful corporations in the world, has used child labour for many years due to the fact that they do not manufacture any goods, so instead, their business model is built off of buying cheap goods from small businesses that use child labour. Another major corporation that has been guilty of using cheap, child labour in the past is Nike. Many sweatshops in Asia were manufacturing goods for Nike so the could sell them for a much higher price than they were made for which is also what their business was built off of. The low wages that are being paid to the workers of places like this are not enough to maintain a healthy lifestyle in any country and thus causing inadequate individual economic status for the workers. While child labour is a major global issue, there are organizations fighting against it such as The Global March Against Child Labour.Health Effects on Workers Children who are working in sweatshops and factories are working very long hours doing very difficult work. This constant working has very negative health effects on the children involved. Most of the children involved in child labour are very malnourished. They are treated poorly and work under hazardous conditions. A study done by The American Journal of Public Health shows that there is a direct correlation between child labour prevalence and child mortality rate showing that child labour leads to death of children involved because of the hazardous living conditions and malnutrition. The American Journal of Public Health also conducted a study about the link between undernourishment of children and prevalence of child labour, and it showed that with higher rates of child labour, there were also higher rates of undernourishment showing that they are directly correlated. Another negative health effect that comes from child labour is the risk of disease or infection to children such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. Without proper health care for the employed children, the children are at much higher risk disease because in the developing countries that this labour is taking place, the rates of HIV and malaria are dangerously high. The American Journal of Public Health did another study on the correlation between HIV/AIDS and other diseases among children and child labour, and it showed that increased child labour was a cause of increase risk of disease.Individual Economics When children are forced to work for low wages, it has a large impact on their individual and family economic status. The main reason children go to work at such a young age is because they need to help support their already impoverished families. However, the low wages that the children are being paid have a minimal effect on the economic status of the families because the income is not enough to support them. Furthermore, when families do not have enough money, they cant attend school because the children have to work full time to provide for their families. This has a larger effect on their long term family economics rather than short term because when children do not have an opportunity to have a proper education, they cant get any higher paying jobs than the ones they already have. All of these factors contribute to a cycle of poverty for families that have children in labour because every child in a family that is in poverty has the opportunity to go to school because they all have to work, and since they do not make enough money to simply work their way out of poverty, and they cannot get any better, higher paying jobs because of their lack of education, they are constantly stuck in poverty.Stakeholders & Advocates There are many corporations that are affected by the absence or presence of child labour for insufficient wages. A study done by Hannah Lamarque shows that there are 10 major corporations that still use child labour today. She writes, “Despite global efforts and petitions from humanitarian groups, there are still many major companies around the world that employ child labour in order to make a profit. With overhead costs and an increasingly competitive market to think of, many major companies turn to young labourers in order to get their products made quickly, and incredibly cheaply.” the companies mentioned in the studies are Nestle, H&M, Philip Morris, Walmart, Victoria’s Secret, GAP, Apple, Disney, Forever 21, and Hershey’s. All of these companies use labour from children for their own profit. However, there are also organizations fighting to stop child labour all over the world such as The Global March Against Child Labour and the International Labour Organization (ILO). “Global March mobilizes and supports its constituents to contribute to local, national, regional, and global efforts and support for a range of international instruments relating to the protection and promotion of children’s rights and engage with the United Nations, international, and intergovernmental agencies and civil societies on the same …” The Global March says about themselves and their mission. Along with this, the International Labour Organization is also working to stop modern slavery and child labour by studying it and spreading awareness of it. In a study done by the ILO, it states that 152 million children around the world are victims of child labour, and 73 million of them work in hazardous conditions. Conclusion Health effects on the workers and individual economics are two of the main contributors to the overall well being of child labour employees. Working in hazardous conditions and physically tiring jobs for low wages has a large impact on the children working and causes them to be undernourished, and it leads to higher risks of disease in developing countries that have high rates of disease. Being employed at such a young age also causes the children and their families to have very low economic status due to the fact that they do not make enough money to make economic progress and, they do not go to school either and do not receive a proper education, so even when they are adults, they cant get higher paying jobs because they need an education in order to do that. Some of the stakeholders for child labour are major corporations that profit off of it. There are many large companies that still use child labour to buy cheap products and sell them for a very high profit. However, there are organizations speaking up against this such as the Global March Against Child Labour and the International Labour Organization. Both of these organizations are working to end child labour around the globe.