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Nawaz, Muhammad Amjad, 2012. Life at risk : hazardous child labour within agriculture in Sialkot, Pakistan. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development



The issue of child labor and hazardous work is a reality in many developing countries including Pakistan. With its high population density, mostly in the rural areas, a majority of the households engage in activities that are geared towards survival without considering the negative implications. Children who are usually of school going age and on whose shoulders the future depend are forced to work, often in hazardous conditions.

The reasons for child labor are many; the most salient factors are poverty, lack of education and the lack of implementation of the laws of Pakistan. This study was conducted in the Union Council Dhilum Ballagun, Sialkot district in the Punjab Province of Pakistan; where many forms of child labour on farms is widespread. Child labor in agriculture demonstrates a high recruitment rate of young people; the conditions are often dangerous to many hazards that really harm their health. This study primarily discusses the agriculture child labor in district Sialkot with a particular focus on their working and health condition.

Main title:Life at risk
Subtitle:hazardous child labour within agriculture in Sialkot, Pakistan
Authors:Nawaz, Muhammad Amjad
Supervisor:Bartholdson, Örjan
Examiner:Hansen, Kjell
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM009 Rural Development and Natural Resource Management - Master's Programme 120 HEC
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:child labour, working condition, child labour laws in Pakistan
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Labour and employment
Agricultural structures
Social sciences, humanities and education
Deposited On:27 Mar 2012 12:30
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:25

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