Child labour and schooling in Bangladesh.
Lambert Academic Publishing
, Koln, Germany
The primary objective of this research is to better understand the determinants of child labour and schooling in Bangladesh. Much of the international concern about child labour in Bangladesh has been on the use of child labour in the commercial sector, although most of the children in Bangladesh are employed either in the household sector or the agricultural sector, and mainly employed by their parents. Therefore, existing anti-child labour policies mainly focus on the lowering of the demand for child labour in Bangladesh. The focus of this research is, however, on the supply side of child labour, particularly on the use of child labour in the agricultural sector and the household sector where children are mainly employed by their parents. In terms of possible policy recommendations, the results from this thesis suggest that employment generation schemes that lead to economic prosperity for the household, compulsory schooling of children, school enrolment subsidy, and adult literacy campaigns that increase community or social awareness, especially of the adult female, would be appropriate for reducing child labour in Bangladesh.
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