Roughly 80 million children work in India. Their loss of education reduces their ability to gain higher-paying employment throughout life, affecting them to an extent of, say, 4 life-years each, for a total of 320 million life-years.
Human News aims to devote 1 character to each 40,000 life-years, or 1000 average lives. Thus, this story can have about (320 million) / 40,000 = 8000 characters. Since this story is only 5000 characters, there is room for future articles on child labor.