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Child labour in South Asia, edited by Gamini Herath and Kishor Sharma

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 19% of children aged 5-14 in Asia and the Pacific are economically active (ILO, 2002). These 127.3 million children constitute 60% of all child labourers worldwide. The aim of this study is to better understand child labour in South Asia through in-depth case studies of the child labour experience in three countries: Nepal, Pakistan, and Vietnam. Several themes about child labour emerge in examining data from these three countries. First, any discussion of child labour needs to consider wage work as well as unpaid work including household production activities. Children who work in one type of activity are more likely to work in other activities as well. Thus, focusing on only one aspect of child employment seriously understates child labour supply. Second, there is some evidence of important substitutions of child and adult labour across different household activities that may be very costly for the welfare of the ..
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Preface and Acknowledgements; PART 1: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL DEBATES ON CHILD LABOUR; 1 Labour and Economic Development: Emerging Issues in Developing Asia; 2 Child Labour in Developing Countries: Review of Theoretical and Empirical Issues; 3 Cumulative Causation as Explanation and Policy Base for Child Labour; 4 Child Labour: An Integrated Approach; 5 Trade, Growth and Child Labour Practices in South Asia; PART 2: LESSONS FROM SOUTH ASIA
Literary Form
non fiction
First published 2007 by Ashgate Publishing
Physical Description
1 online resource (205 p.)
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