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Child Labor Rampant in 96% of Bangladesh’s ‘Shadow’ Leather Sector

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Bangladesh’s lucrative leather industry has a major child labor problem, a new study has found. Despite assertions by the labor ministry to the contrary, children as young as seven are working with hazardous chemicals and dangerous machinery for long hours and meager wages, according to the Institute of Development Studies’ Child Labour: Action-Research Innovation in…

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