economy

Children's work brings in millions for companies

Broadsheet Svenska Dagbladet writes that Swedish companies are making millions from 'child labour'.

Many Swedish children sell products door to door or in the street - all in the name of raising money for their sports team or school. But this is a business that brought in over US$million 40 last year, and is growing all the time.

This model of business is very profitable for the companies involved, since they often have zero people on their pay roll. But, writes the paper, of the 300,000 children involved, it is not certain that all of them see this sales work as just a fun hobby - some parents that Svenska Dagbladet talked to say that the children are under pressure.

Children under 13 are forbidden to work in Sweden and the Work Environment Authority says they need to look into this growing sector of business.

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