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Child labour in South Asia

Gamini Herath og Kishor Sharma

Ashgate 2007, 202 s. ISBN 075467004x
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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.

Preface; 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: an 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; Index.

About the Author/Editor
Gamini Herath is Associate Professor in Economics at Deakin University, Australia. Kishor Sharma is Associate Professor at the School of Management, Charles Sturt University, Australia.