Legal framework for Child labour problem in India: A review study
Author(s):
Indu Yadav
Keywords:
Child rights, Human rights, Child abuse, Exploitation
Abstract
Child labor is one of the oldest problems in our society and still an ongoing issue. The cases of child labour are more in developing and under –developed economies. Societal and families poverty, loss or incapacitation / illness of parents, lack of social security and protection, and ignorance about the value of, or limited access to, education are among the various reasons for involvement of children in the workforce. Child labour is a barrier to the development of individual children and their society and economy. Global estimates indicate that 152 million children (64 million girls and 88 million boys) are working, accounting for almost one in 10 of all children worldwide. Child labour in India is more prevalent than in many other countries, with approximately 10 million children actively engaged in, or seeking, work. This paper focuses on the issue of child labour, its causes and its ill effects. Further, it also reviews the existing law related to child labour in India, evaluates the provisions for welfare in the existing law and analyses the efficacy of laws with respect to child labour problem India. Systematic literature review has been done to find out the existing laws governing the child labour in India. Out the various laws 5 basic laws have been identified to develop theoretical framework of the study. This research is based upon the analysis of the secondary data obtained from various reports, blogs, research paper and website. The result of the study indicate that there is need to enforce the child labour laws with more firm attitude by all the participants of the whole ecosystem of this societal threat.
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Unique Paper ID: 165849

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 11, Issue 1

Page(s): 1856 - 1875
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