Types and Causes of Child Labour

  • Biswajit ChatterjeeEmail author
  • Runa Ray


The practice of sending children to work is prevalent widely throughout the globe, particularly in developing countries. Although there have been diminutions in the incidence of child labour over the recent periods, including in India, the size of child labour employment in various forms, continues to be quite large in such economies. The different types or forms that working children are found to be in are unique in the sense that in each category, they perform specific work and face specific problems. In this chapter, we describe different types and categories in which working children perform, and try to locate the proximate causes for the existence of child labour.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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