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  • What is the history and relationship between child labor and sweatshops?
  • Does the current global economy encourage the use of child labor and sweatshops?
  • What type of industries use child labor or sweatshops?
  • What type of illegal businesses use child labor?
  • What is the legislative history of child labor in the U.S.?
  • What is the Children's Bureau and what impact did this agency have on child labor?
  • What are the federal or state guidelines allowing a person under the age of 18 to work?
  • What responsibility do businesses/employers have to their underaged employees?
  • How can consumers influence the business practices of companies that allegedly use child labor?

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