Abstract Child labour is widespread in homebased manufacturing activities in the informal sector in most developing countries. However, very little is known of child labour in industrial outwork. The aim of the paper is twofold on one side to understand whether children in homeworker household are more likely to work than other children and if so how this impact their capabilities on the other is to outline policy implications for India. This paper draws on ad hoc surveys and country study carried out in India. It examines the incidence of child work in such households, the child’s schooling, and reasons why children are working, their work conditions, and gender issues. Econometric analysis is applied to analyse the determinants of child activity status. At the end, policy implications are drawn.

Child labour and Subcontracted Home-Based Manufacturing in India / M.Biggeri; S.Mehrotra S.; R. M.Sudarshan. - In: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEEKLY. - ISSN 0012-9976. - STAMPA. - vol XLIV n. 12:(2009), pp. 47-56.

Child labour and Subcontracted Home-Based Manufacturing in India

BIGGERI, MARIO;
2009

Abstract

Abstract Child labour is widespread in homebased manufacturing activities in the informal sector in most developing countries. However, very little is known of child labour in industrial outwork. The aim of the paper is twofold on one side to understand whether children in homeworker household are more likely to work than other children and if so how this impact their capabilities on the other is to outline policy implications for India. This paper draws on ad hoc surveys and country study carried out in India. It examines the incidence of child work in such households, the child’s schooling, and reasons why children are working, their work conditions, and gender issues. Econometric analysis is applied to analyse the determinants of child activity status. At the end, policy implications are drawn.
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