Child labor is one of the worst forms of abuse imposed on children from mostly impoverished areas in parts of the world. It is crucial to know where a consumer’s goods and products come from to maintain an ethical approach to how consumers do business and make purchasing decisions. The ability for a consumer to research where they are spending their money, and what business practices the companies they purchase through have, relies upon the consumer doing what is morally and ethically right and knowing exactly where their money is going and to whom. A smart and conscious consumer in today’s market, especially with the expansion of online purchases, will take their time to research the company and product they are buying from. Governments and companies use child labor for their own benefit and gain, giving little to nothing to the children or their families. Some goods that are produced or raw materials that are harvested by children, are sometimes dangerous and the children end up deceased. Therefore, it is critical for responsible consumers to know what they are buying, and from whom.

Keywords: Child labor, child, children, human trafficking

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2022

Senior Project Advisor

Tricia Jordan, Ph.D

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

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