Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Work, Profession, Education, Organisation, , language: English, abstract: Child labor is defined as the work that deprives children of their childhood, their dignity and potential, and that is harmful to physical and mental development. An activity is called as child labor when it involves one of these characteristics in their work's nature. These includes violation of a country's minimum age laws, threatening children physically, mentally, or emotionally, involves intolerable abuse, such as child slavery, child trafficking, debt bondage, forced labor, or illicit activities, prevents children from going to school, uses children to undermine labor standards. Child labor is a term which defines work that is mentally, physically, socially or morally dangerous and harmful to children and interferes with their schooling by: depriving them of the opportunity to attend school; obliging them to leave school prematurely; or requiring them to attempt to combine school attendance with excessively long and heavy work. Children do many activities. Normal activities associated with them are schooling, playing, studying etc. All activities are not child labor like if children help their parent in home chores it's not child labor, but child labor should be referred to those work and activities which are dangerous and hazardous to children's health and development. But when children involve in working activities to earn money by force this is something which is not regarded as justice to the children. As it's something which makes them act as an adult and their childhood and innocence gets lost, and their right to educate themselves also get violated which in the long run affects their lives to remain in poverty forever. So this child labor is considered as violence against children and not appreciated all over the world and meant to be elimination. But still it exists in huge numbers specifically in the least developed countries.