Economic development and child labour policies (Paperback)

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Economic development refers to the sustained increase in a country's economic growth, productivity, and wealth over time. Economic development policies aim to improve the overall standard of living and quality of life of individuals, by promoting economic growth and creating jobs, reducing poverty, and increasing access to education, healthcare, and basic services.Child labor policies, on the other hand, refer to laws, regulations, and programs aimed at preventing and eliminating child labor practices. Child labor refers to the employment of children in any form of work that deprives them of their childhood, education, and potential. Child labor is considered a serious human rights violation and a hindrance to children's physical, social, and cognitive development.The relationship between economic development and child labor policies is complex. On the one hand, economic development can help reduce child labor by creating more job opportunities for adults, reducing poverty, and increasing access to education, health care, and other basic services that can improve children's well-being. On the other hand, rapid economic growth can also lead to an increase in child labor, as families may send their children to work to supplement their income and make ends meet.Therefore, effective child labor policies are crucial in ensuring that economic development benefits all members of society, including children. Such policies may include minimum age requirements for employment, compulsory education laws, monitoring and enforcement mechanisms, social protection programs, and awareness-raising campaigns aimed at changing social norms that accept child labor practices. By combining economic development policies with strong child labor policies, countries can work towards sustainable and equitable growth that benefits all members of society.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781805270058
ISBN-10: 1805270052
Publisher: Self Publication
Publication Date: April 5th, 2023
Pages: 166
Language: English