Effects Of Child Labor

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Bibi (1980) reported that majority of the parents send their children to work because of their poor economic situation. She identified that thousand of the children under the age of 15 years were working under extremely bad environment and proportion of female workers was higher than male. They were paid little and worked hard for 60 to 90 hours per week.

Khan (1982) identified after taking a sample of 100 children from the urban areas of Pakistan, hours worked by child laborers on variables such as age, family size, schooling, experience, and family income were regressed. Poverty, illiteracy, and lack of educational facilities are the factors, which result in supply of child labor. Rivalry in the global market has raised the demand for cheap
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(1982) concluded after a general review of the socio-economic significance of child labor and its effects. Accounts are prearranged of the employment of children in agriculture, industries and in informal segment in Egypt, Thailand, Colombia, Peru, and Sri Lanka. Formally information was given of ILO, UNICEF and the anti-slavery society research on the activities of child labor.

Rana (1985) found that majority of the child workers were working for 9 to 12 hours a day. She also form that more than 70% children were inducted by their parents. She express that main reason for child labor is poverty, other communal and traditional aspects. She also found that these children were very regular to go to work.

The daily news (1995) described that child labor was veracious in various parts of the world and Pakistan is one of them. Pakistan has one of the highest population growths in the world. Statistics warns that if the current rate of population growth continues, Pakistan would be the second largest populated country in the world by the year 2050. This swift increase in population is one of the major causes of child
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et al. (1997) examined numerous characteristics of child labor in Pakistan. This study is established on micro data of child labor falling between 5-14 years of age for the period of 1990-93. The study exposed that the amount of child labor, age group 10-14 years grew up from 1.8 million to 2 million from (1990-93). Process of child labor statistics on a continuous basis is important for the formulation and accomplishment of policies, regulations, and programs which not only target at the minimization of the damaging consequences of child labor in short term but prominently at children’s rehabilitations and then the possible elimination of the

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