• 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. Among the various factors contributing to child labour use, the poverty of parents is considered to be the principal factor that induces parents to send their children to work, rather than sending them to schools. Various policy alternatives have been suggested to combat the incidence of child labour in developing countries.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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