Tunvir Ahamed Shohel* and Md. Abdul Jabbar
Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh
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Children 's Involvement to Occupational Activities in Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh
120 working children from four randomly selected wards of Khulna City Corporation, Bangladesh were selected to describe the factors responsible for their occupational activities. Children from 54.2 percent households are below poverty line pressure that forced them to migrate to city and involve in work at an early age. Majority (45.8%) of the respondents is day laborer and 54.2 percent of the respondent’s family income found below 4000 BDT, whereas most (71.7%) of the respondent’s earned below 2000 BDT per month. With an educational qualification of primary level, majority (49.2%) of the children involved in work to fulfill their own as well as family need. 71.7 percent of the children engaged themselves into work due to provide economic support to their family. Statistically significant correlations (p < .000) were found between involvement of the children in work with their family size, monthly family income and economic necessity of the family.
Key Words: Migration, Family Size, Involvement in Work, Monthly Income, Economic Support.
The prevalence of child labor increases in recent years and has become a serious problem throughout the world, especially, in many poor and developing countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. While child labor is declining in other South Asian countries – India and Pakistan and in the world, it has been increasing in Bangladesh (Khanam, 2005). Being one of the most densely populated and poverty stricken countries of the world, the problem of child labor
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