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Intro    Child labor is an ongoing epidemic in the world. More than sixty percent of child labor is on farms or plantations run by the child’s parents or family members. These farms are good for the economy and produce food for the nearby rural areas; however, most children that work on such farms work against their will, with minimal or no pay, and/or in dangerous work areas with chances of fatal circumstances. Asian Countries such as China or Japan are prone to have child labor because laws of child labor are not as heavily regulated as they should be and also because some Asian economies rely on child labor, therefore child labor still lives on today battling the many groups and organizations attempting to get this issue under control.EthicalThere is one idea that factors into if child labor is ethical. What we need to consider is that in the United States and other countries working for your parents or family is seen as chores rather than illegal child labor. Working on the family farm as a child has been a custom in Asia for generations and is a part of the Asian culture today. However; this is a problem because even though working on a farm could be seen as chores it is still labor in hard conditions and in a dangerous environment, not the usual American chores. Another factor could be how some child labor really applies to the strength of the economy by helping out the family on the farm. Even though child labor on the farm in some cases helps the economy some of the conditions in which kids work on farms can be prone to disease and lethal incidents. Another problem is that the kids are not getting the opportunity they deserve educationally as they have no choice and are forced against their will to work on the family farm. This is a problem because this makes for poor families to never advance economically and to carry on the family poverty on the farm.CulturalKids have been working on their parent’s farm for generations. This has been seen as a normal happening for so long that it has turned into a part of Asian culture and would be unethical for other countries to attempt to stop because that isn’t a part of the culture they recognize.Child labor is a part of culture because of the vicious cycle of poverty on the family farm the farmer has kids that grow up to own the farm to have kids and use them for labor, in order to attain basic necessities and living essentials thus making it a vicious cycle of poverty in the family. Since the child’s parents are the employer the child has no say in the situation and in most cases must give up their academic duties to provide for the family and to never escape poverty. Even though this farm work helps the economy somewhat and keeps families alive this work can have multiple health issues including both physical and mental problems. ScientificOn a farm when entering a confined area such as a manure pit, silo, grain bin, or an inadequately ventilated building a farmer may be at risk of being overcome by gases or dust which can cause permanent lung damage or death. This is also known as farmer’s lung and for the developing mind and body of a child, it can have harsher effects than a full grown adult. There are more ways to get injured on a farm the most common being tractor overturn, farm structure collapse, farm machine entanglements and suffocation accidents with everyone on the farm susceptible to all of these possibilities. Not only are their physical problems but also mental problems you are at risk for if you work on the farm as a child, one being if you inhale toxic fumes for any period of time you are vulnerable to brain damage which can affect both the mental and physical parts of your body. Another thing that could lead to a mental problem would be trying to both work on a farm and keep up with an academic commitment this could lead to lack of sleep which means a result of, children having somatic and cognitive problems. Sleep loss also leads to changes in several hormones including leptin, ghrelin, insulin, cortisol, and growth hormone. Sleep deprivation can also play into depression as Sleep and mood are closely connected; poor or inadequate sleep can cause irritability and stress, while healthy sleep can enhance well-being. Chronic insomnia may increase the risk of developing a mood disorder, such as anxiety or depression.EconomicOne of the largest stakeholders invested economically is the family hosting the child labor on the farm as they barely skim by in life and need the extra hands to attain living essentials. The farmers always need their children to help on the farm meaning the kids don’t completely focus on school or doesn’t attend school at all creating the vicious poverty cycle among the family also creating a system where the poor stay poor and the rich stay rich by profiting off the product that has been produced with a child’s cheap labor. This is also considered part of Asian culture, where there is a system set up in which farmers will never be able to advance financially and all future bloodline will live in poverty as well. The stakeholder on the other end is the one buying the food or product, they benefit and profit from the labor. The farming in Asian countries make for a big part of their economy and when the food is made it is then distributed making more profit along the way as it distributes globally. 19% of the world’s food comes from Asia alone ensuring that Agriculture is a very large part of Asia’s economy.ConclusionChild labor in Agriculture is a big part of Asia and it affects the region’s economy tremendously and also effects the educational level, physical health and mental health of the children. Child labor in agriculture is unethical because of the harsh conditions and toxic environment that is unhealthy and unfitting for the developing bra