The Child Labour in Developing Countries – A Challenge to Millennium Development Goals
AbstractThe problem of child labour is immense and has been growing. Wherever poverty exists, child labour there prevails and it is one of the most striking issues in the developing countries. Hence, there is a need to identify the vulnerable children and point out the problems in relation to the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), particularly poverty eradication, education for all, gender equality, combating HIV/AIDS and creation of a global partnership for development. To understand household labour supply decisions, considering relations to the labour market and to public interventions is critical in designing programmes in order to achieve the MDG. The research on child labour represent in this respect a largely untapped resource of knowledge for policymakers in the fields of education programme and poverty reduction programmes. An attempt is made in this article to demonstrate how increased education opportunities and increased welfare reduces child labour.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 13073.
Date of creation: Apr 2006
Date of revision: 2008
Publication status: Forthcoming in Indus Journal of Management & Social Sciences 1.3(2009): pp. 1-10
Child labour; MDGs; Poverty; developing countries; UN Convention on the Child Rights; education;
Other versions of this item:
- Ravinder Rena, 2009. "The Child Labor in Developing Countries: A Challenge to Millennium Development Goals," Indus Journal of Management & Social Science (IJMSS), Department of Business Administration, vol. 3(1), pages 1-8, June.
- F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
- I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty
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