Poverty And Child Labour

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Faiza Subeir Mustafa, Mustafa
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Since the mid seventies of the 20th century, the Sudan Economy experienced an unprecedented decrement in its growth rate and GDP per capita. The proportion of poor households increased as a result. This led to the growing involvement of children in the labour market Using the second Sudan multiple indicators cluster survey (Mics2) date and SPSS, factors of direct impacts on child labour were studied, with emphasis on the relationship between child labour and poverty. Mics2 Date lack any information on household income , which detrimental to income poverty level . Some proxy variables such as home ownership, housing conditions, ownership of durables, nutritional status, and type of fuel in use were used in determining the wealth of families. The wealth index extracted was used in identifying poor households. It is estimated that 67.7% of children from poor families join labour market. Moreover, the research showed that a positive relationship tends to exist between households socioeconomic and demographic characteristics and child labour . This calls for the adoption by organization concerned of strategies for alleviating poverty if aat all the pace of joining labour market by Sudanese children is to be slowed down
Poverty And Child Labour