Socio Economic Factors as Determinant of Child Labour in Abeokuta Metropolis of Ogun State Nigeria
Topics: Family, Nigeria, Childhood, Lagos, The Child, Labour movement / Pages: 7 (1592 words) / Published: Sep 17th, 2012

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION

RESEARCH TITLE
SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS AS DETERMINANT OF CHILD LABOUR IN ABEOKUTA METROPOLIS OGUN STATE

COURSE TITLE: RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH EDUCATION
COURSE CODE: HEE 701

BY
Olanike Grace AMUSA

MATRIC NO: 167232
UNIT: SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

LECTURERS IN CHARGE:
DR. E.O.MORAKINYO
DR. A.O. FADOJU
DR. S.A. FAMUYIWA

JULY, 2012. CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION

Background to the study Children are the tangible asset and the future hope of every country. All countries of the world placed a high value on children growth and development both developed and the developing countries including Nigeria because they are the reason behind any future transformation. It is expected that the children are given love, care and emotional support among others in order to develop productively and health wise. In Nigeria, every ethnic group appreciate the precious gifts of God children are, yet children are rejected and sometimes abandoned to the streets to struggle for themselves and learn how to make a living on their own. However, parent who are educated will also struggle to make sure that thrie children acquire education more than the less educated ones. Ignorance of parents which is as a result of low level of education or outright illiteracy is responsible for lots on the side of child labours. Child labour is a devastating problem that affects the survival of humanity, despite the effort to curb the act, yet it continues to be widespread all over the world. Child labour is a phenomenon attracting a global attention and it constitutes a threat not only to humanity but also to a meaningful survival of human race. (Bidemi and Adefuye 2007) citing Oloko, 1986) noted that children traditionally help their parents in occupations involving physical labour in rural and urban areas, the children of traders would assist their parents to sell their goods usually under the supervision of the parent. Today, the



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