Physical and Psychological Implications of Risky Child Labor: A Study in Sylhet City, Bangladesh
AbstractIn Bangladesh, children are accustomed to working in industrial and manufacturing plants, small scale factories, metal works, construction, as well as in many informal sector activities. Based on a survey conducted in Sylhet city, this study found that child workers are suffering from different physical and psychological problems and that more than half of them receive their medical assistance from local health care providers who have no recognized qualifications. The study maintains that working from an early age impedes the children’s physical growth and intellectual and psychological development, which then also has negative effects on their long-term health and earning potential.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Bangladesh Development Research Center (BDRC) in its series Bangladesh Development Research Working Paper Series (BDRWPS) with number BDRWPS No. 8.
Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2009
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risky child labor; physical health; mental health; Bangladesh;
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-10-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2009-10-03 (Development)
- NEP-LAB-2009-10-03 (Labour Economics)
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