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Child Labour in South Asia
Ashgate Publishing, July 2007, Pages: 204
Child labour is a serious and contentious issue throughout the developing world and it continues to be a problem whose form and very meaning shifts with social, geographical, economic and cultural context. While the debate about child labour practice in developing countries appears to be motivated by growing competition in labour intensive products brought about by globalization, studies on this issue are both sparse and lopsided. This important book aims to shed light on this debate by documenting the experience of South Asian developing countries which have experienced rapid income and export growth. Based on evidence from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, this volume aims to improve our understanding about the link between trade, growth and child labour practices, as well as management of child labour in developing countries.
Part I Theoretical and Empirical Debates on Child Labour: Labour and economic development: emerging issues in developing Asia, Gamini Herath and Kishor Sharma
Child labour in developing countries: review of theoretical and empirical issues, Gamini Herath
Cumulative causation as explanation and policy base for child labour, G. Bamberry
Child labour: and integrated approach, Manohar Pawar; Trade, growth and child labour practices in South Asia, Kishor Sharma.
Part II Lessons from South Asia: An assessment of child labour laws, prevention strategies and their effectiveness in Bangladesh, Jesmul Hasan
An overview of child labour in India, Subhashini Subbaraman and Harold von Witzke
Child labour in India: a critical evaluation of 4 issues, Anna Pinto
Strategies for the prevention of child labour: an overview of strategy and effectiveness in Nepal, Chiranjibi Nepal
Strategies for the prevention of child labour in Pakistan: an overview of strategy and effectiveness in Pakistan, Shafqat Munir and Hassan Mangi
Issues relating to prevention of child labour in Sri Lanka, Nisha Arunatilake and Roshani de Silva