One of the most common complaints the older generation makes about the kids of today is that they have no sense of responsibility. This has quite a lot to do with the fact that their parents hand them things on silver platters. They want an iPhone? Their parents pay for it. They want new clothes? Their parents pay for it. They want anything at all? Their parents pay for it. This isn't how the world works. Someday, these children are going to need a job if they don't want to starve on the streets - what better way to introduce them to the responsibility of working for someone and earning their own money than letting them start now, when the stakes aren't so high?
There used to be jobs for people under 14. Why not now?
I had a job at that age.
i want to make money (even though I'm 15, and don't want to wait another year)
Why of course! as long as it is mutually agreed upon and a set wage agreed by the employer and the child and the parents is meet.
This would only make income taxes this much more difficult. As it would be a source of income for young people, it would also have the potential to take away social time from them, and take away any leisure time(still potentially) just for them to most likely make less than minimal wage, NOT EVEN CONSIDERING the income taxes, which would take more from what little they get from it. This may make them more responsible for themselves, but the money could go into things unhealthy and it would be a huge inconvenience to have to take care of eVEN MORE INCOME TAXES.
Taking time away from studies is the biggest problem with this.
Hey, kids need leisure time. They can work when they're older.
There should also not be jobs available to those enrolled in college. There should not be hiring for internships and the like as they only take away jobs from people who need more.