Child labour in Bangladesh: trends, patterns and policy options

Khanam, Rasheda (2006) Child labour in Bangladesh: trends, patterns and policy options. Asian Profile, 34 (6). ISSN 0304-8675

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[Abstract]: This study examines the trends, patterns and policy options of child labour in Bangladesh particularly during the 1990s. The striking finding in the trend and incidence of child labour in Bangladesh is that while child labour is on a declining trend in other South Asian countries – India and Pakistan and in the world, it has been increasing in Bangladesh. This increasing trend in the incidence of child labour particularly focuses on the irrelevance or inadequacy of existing child labour laws in Bangladesh. This study suggests that a combination of policies would be appropriate for reducing child labour. These include employment generation schemes that lead to economic prosperity for the household, compulsory schooling for children, school enrolment subsidy, improving school infrastructure, the quality of education, flexibility in school schedules and adult literacy campaigns that increase community or social awareness, especially of the adult female.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No response from publisher to requests for copyright permisison.
Depositing User: Dr Rasheda Khanam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2009 05:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: child labour, schooling policy, Bangladesh
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth

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