A small boy uses a shovel to move mud into a sluice box near the Panique mining area on the Island of Masbate in the Philippines. Child labor is on the rise due to a steady increase in the price of gold worldwide. An estimated 18,000 children work in small-scale mines in the Philippines. The country ranks 18th in gold production worldwide and the steady increase in global gold prices have had a corresponding impact on the number of child laborers. Image by Larry C. Price. Philippines, 2012.