Incidence of Child Labour—Global and Indian Estimates

  • Biswajit ChatterjeeEmail author
  • Runa Ray


The estimates of the incidence of child labour, as are available from the reports of international bodies like the ILO and the UNICEF, indicate the widespread prevalence and large numbers in different parts of the globe. Although there is a declining trend in the incidence of Child labour in recent years, yet the experience over the past 16-year period has not been one of quickening, or even steady progress, so that to achieve the Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations to ending child labour in all its forms by 2025, we need the adoption of policies by different national governments to speed up the decline in the incidence of Child labour in various activities. The census data for India regarding the incidence of child labour and its spread across the states of India, also reveal a similar picture.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsVidyasagar CollegeKolkataIndia

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