Child labour: a public health issueJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
AbstractChild labour is a global practice and has many negative outcomes. According to International Labour Organization, child labour is the important source of child exploitation and child abuse in the world today. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan has estimated the number of Pakistani working children to be around 11-12 millions, out of which, at least, half the children are under the age of ten years. It portrays the society's attitude towards child care. It is therefore, essential to break this vicious cycle and hence, enable the society to produce healthy citizens. This article analyzes the determinants of child labour in the Pakistani context and its implications for child's life, in specific, and for the nation, in general, utilizing the model developed by Clemen-stone & McGuire (1991). Since this practice has complex web of causation, a multidisciplinary approach is required to combat this issue through proposed recommendations.
Citation InformationS. A. Gulzar, Samina Vertejee and Laila Pirani. "Child labour: a public health issue" Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association Vol. 59 Iss. 11 (2009) p. 778 - 81
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