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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163108
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Current Trends in Child Labour
Author(s):
Sinha, Debotosh
Author Details:
Debotosh Sinha, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati University, Dist. - Birbhum, Sriniketan, West Bengal, India, email: debotosh@sancharnet.in
Abstract:
Child labour in India is more a rural than urban phenomenon. States having a larger population living below the poverty line have a higher incidence of child labour and school dropout rates. The incidence of child labour is partially linked to the level of socio-economic development and partially to the attitude and approach of the parents of child laborers as a result of socio-economic compulsions. The beedi (tobacco) industry relies heavily on child labour. A child's involvement in the beedi industry can have many negative consequences such as poor psychosocial development, addiction to tobacco and severe punishment for infractions committed while working. The researcher carried out the study under the auspices of the National Human Rights Commission with a few specific objectives: (a) to highlight the living and working conditions of beedi workers in general and child workers in particular, (b) to unveil the social and economic realities that forces the children to start beedi rolling at an early age, (c) to understand the current trends in child labour in the beedi industry and to find a proper explanation as to why child labour in this industry is growing, while there is a clear cut decline child labour as a general trend at national level, (d) to enumerate GO and NGO level intervention towards protection of rights and rehabilitation programs for the beedi making child labour. Ten villages were selected from the Murshidabad District. Approximately 30% of the total beedi making households were randomly selected from each village. A Pilot study was also conducted. The sample size was 400 beedi making children from 10 villages, 40 children from each village. The investigators administered interviews containing 30 to 40 questions. Participant, non-participant and quasi-participant observation techniques were also used. The findings of the study show that there is clear violation of children's rights and failure to properly implement the protective legislations. Poor socio-economic condition and illiteracy were observed to be the prime causes of child labour. Government efforts were not appreciable while GO-NGO collaboration needs to be strengthened if improvement is to be made.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCurrent Trends in Child Labouren_GB
dc.contributor.authorSinha, Debotoshen_US
dc.author.detailsDebotosh Sinha, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati University, Dist. - Birbhum, Sriniketan, West Bengal, India, email: debotosh@sancharnet.inen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163108-
dc.description.abstractChild labour in India is more a rural than urban phenomenon. States having a larger population living below the poverty line have a higher incidence of child labour and school dropout rates. The incidence of child labour is partially linked to the level of socio-economic development and partially to the attitude and approach of the parents of child laborers as a result of socio-economic compulsions. The beedi (tobacco) industry relies heavily on child labour. A child's involvement in the beedi industry can have many negative consequences such as poor psychosocial development, addiction to tobacco and severe punishment for infractions committed while working. The researcher carried out the study under the auspices of the National Human Rights Commission with a few specific objectives: (a) to highlight the living and working conditions of beedi workers in general and child workers in particular, (b) to unveil the social and economic realities that forces the children to start beedi rolling at an early age, (c) to understand the current trends in child labour in the beedi industry and to find a proper explanation as to why child labour in this industry is growing, while there is a clear cut decline child labour as a general trend at national level, (d) to enumerate GO and NGO level intervention towards protection of rights and rehabilitation programs for the beedi making child labour. Ten villages were selected from the Murshidabad District. Approximately 30% of the total beedi making households were randomly selected from each village. A Pilot study was also conducted. The sample size was 400 beedi making children from 10 villages, 40 children from each village. The investigators administered interviews containing 30 to 40 questions. Participant, non-participant and quasi-participant observation techniques were also used. The findings of the study show that there is clear violation of children's rights and failure to properly implement the protective legislations. Poor socio-economic condition and illiteracy were observed to be the prime causes of child labour. Government efforts were not appreciable while GO-NGO collaboration needs to be strengthened if improvement is to be made.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:33:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:33:57Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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