AMERICA/COSTA RICA - Inclusion in the educational system to eradicate child labor

Monday, 14 November 2016 child labor  

Global Humanitaria

Puerto Rico (Agenzia Fides) - In Costa Rica child labor is illegal and, despite this, 3,359 children under 15 years of age are engaged in illegal jobs. The figures were released by the National Research on Families (ENAHO) of the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) of 2015. With the involvement of the Ministry of Labour and the Mixed Institute of Social Assitance (IMAS), the authorities are committed to the eradication of the problem through greater inclusion of young people within the education system ensuring study as the sole objective. The eradication of the phenomenon is also a key element in the fight against poverty. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 14/11/2016)