Child labour in the pyrotechnics and fashion accessories industries

Employers’ demand for child labour in the pyrotechnics and fashion accessories industries in the Philippines

This study endeavours to examine employers’ decisions based on differences between adult and child labour, and the demand rationale for employing children.

The employers surveyed an average of 11 years in the industry and depend on their child-employing businesses for their main source of income. While most respondents in pyrotechnics want to transfer out of the industry, most respondents in fashion accessories want to remain in the industry.