How Does Socio-Economic Factors Force Children into Child Labour? A case study of Sahiwal district, Punjab, Pakistan (W - 150)

How Does Socio-Economic Factors Force Children into Child Labour? A case study of Sahiwal district, Punjab, Pakistan (W - 150)

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  • Wednesday | 15 Apr, 2015
  • Syed Mohsin Ali Kazmi
  • Working Papers
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Syed Mohsin Ali Kazmi

Abstract:

Child labour is a socio-economic issue, which not only wrecks the social growth but also damages the moral fabrics of the society. This study analyzes the socio-economic factors that force children into child labour. In order to find out the key factors of child labour, the techniques of univariate analysis and bivariate analysis have been used in the study. Pearson Chi Square Test and Spearman Rank Correlation have also been employed to check the significant association between the factors. After the identification of significant factors, probit model has been carried out so as to find out the probability and whether the identified factors belong to child labour or not.
The results show that the socio-economic factors like poverty, parents’ low level of education, poor livelihood conditions, education being costly and inaccessible, lack of awareness about child labour, hazardous working conditions and parental occupation significantly correlate with child labour.