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Child Rights Convention and its Implementation


  • Rena, Ravinder


Child labour is one of the severe problems faced by developed and developing economies. The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted on 20 November 1989 and entered into force on 2 September 1990. Nevertheless the challenges faced by the children remained the same. In some of the African and Asian countries children are exposed to vulnerable conditions due to various economic, social, cultural and political problems. This paper provides a general overview of the impact of poverty on child labour and child soldier. An attempt is made in this article to highlight and critically examine the problems of children in many developing countries. An attempt is also made to highlight what may be termed as tentative children issues and lessons emerging from Africa and India.

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  • Rena, Ravinder, 2006. "Child Rights Convention and its Implementation," MPRA Paper 12421, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:12421

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    1. 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.

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    Poverty; Child labour; child soldier; Child rights’ convention; Africa; India;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General Welfare, Well-Being
    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law
    • K4 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior
    • I32 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Measurement and Analysis of Poverty


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