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Child Labour in Bangladesh: Trends, Patterns and Policy Options

Rasheda Khanam ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This study examines the trends, patterns and policy options of child labour in Bangladesh particularly during the 1990s. The striking finding in the trend and incidence of child labour in Bangladesh is that while child labour is on a declining trend in other South Asian countries – India and Pakistan and in the world, it has been increasing in Bangladesh. This increasing trend in the incidence of child labour particularly focuses on the irrelevance or inadequacy of existing child labour laws in Bangladesh. This study suggests that a combination of policies would be appropriate for reducing child labour. These include employment generation schemes that lead to economic prosperity for the household, compulsory schooling for children, school enrolment subsidy, improving school infrastructure, the quality of education, flexibility in school schedules and adult literacy campaigns that increase community or social awareness, especially of the adult female.

JEL-codes: O10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2005-03
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Published in Asian Profile 6.34(2006): pp. 593-608

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