Socio-economic factors influencing child labour in western Uganda: a case of Rubirizi district

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2013
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Socio-economic factors influencing child labour in western Uganda: a case of Rubirizi district
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The study on socio- economic factors influencing child labour in Western Uganda was carried out in Rubirizi district. Child labour is an exploitative practice that violates the rights of the child through hard work that puts the life of children at risk. Child labour is exploitative by its nature in which it is carried out and likely to harm the health, safety and morals of the child.(Rubirizi District Local Government Report , 2011) The study focused on how large poor families, adolescent motherhood , traditional practices , high fertility rates, low percapita income ,domestic work, school drop out, unemployment, influence child labour. The study was guided by the following objectives; the relationship between the poor, rich, middle and upper classes, the nuclear and extended families on child labor, the effects of lifestyles, language, dress, food, religion, norms and customs on child labor and the influence of percapita income, employment opportunities, population , education , health and land on child labor in Rubirizi District. The study used cross sectional research design using both qualitative and quantitative approaches of the variables.
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Socio-economic factors, Child labour, Rubirizi district, Uganda
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