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Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh

Ahmed, Salma and Ray, Ranjan 2014, Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh, Demographic research, vol. 30, 4, pp. 111-150, doi: 10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.4.

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Title Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh
Author(s) Ahmed, SalmaORCID iD for Ahmed, Salma orcid.org/0000-0001-5005-4873
Ray, Ranjan
Journal name Demographic research
Volume number 30
Season 4
Start page 111
End page 150
Total pages 40
Publisher Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Place of publication Rostock, Germany
Publication date 2014-01-17
ISSN 1435-9871
Keyword(s) child labour
health
injuries
Bangladesh
injury
social sciences
demography
Summary Background: The paper examines the effect of child labour on child health outcomes in Bangladesh, advancing the methodologies and the results of papers published in different journals.Objective: We examine the effect of child labour on child health outcomes.Methods: We used Bangladesh National Child Labour Survey data for 2002-2003 for our analysis.Results: The main finding of the paper suggests that child labour is positively and significantly associated with the probability of being injured or becoming ill. Intensity of injury or illness is significantly higher in construction and manufacturing sectors than in other sectors. Health disadvantages for different age groups are not essentially parallel.Conclusions: The results obtained in this paper strengthen the need for stronger enforcement of laws that regulate child labour, especially given its adverse consequences on health. Although the paper focuses on Bangladesh, much of the evidence presented has implications that are relevant to policymakers in other developing countries.
Language eng
DOI 10.4054/DemRes.2014.30.4
Field of Research 160505 Economic Development Policy
1603 Demography
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2014, Salma Ahmed & Ranjan Ray
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054863

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