Title

Child Labour in South Asia: Domestic and International Initiatives Including ILO and WTO

RIS ID

8456

Publication Details

Chaudhri, D., Castle, R. & Nyland, C. (2002). Child Labour in South Asia: Domestic and International Initiatives Including ILO and WTO. The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 45 (3), 497-516.

Abstract

South Asia has the largest concentration of child labour and of children not participating in school education. This paper aims to examine the trends in the incidence of child labour in five countries of the region, for the period 1965-1995 and to to delineate patterns in socio-economic correlates relevant to this issue. Multilateral organizations and national governments need to focus the greater part of their efforts on the children most at risk-i.e., those in morally and physically hazardous occupations. The national governments must focus more on agriculture and home-based occupations in the informal sector which account for a large amount of reported and unreported ('nowhere children') child labour