HomeDLSU Business & Economics Reviewvol. 13 no. 2 (2002)

Kids at Risk: Plight of Child Workers in the Tourism Industry in Cebu

Divina M. Edralin

Discipline: Economics, Business



Child labor seems to be a fact of life in many parts of the world. As such, millions of girls and boys around the world are being exploited every day. They are an estimated 250 million in total, 50% of them working full-time and not attending school, while 50 million children at least are involved in the worst forms of child labor (ILO-IPEC, 2001). These children are those under 18 years of age.