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Economics: Child Labor: South Asia
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South Asian countries, like other developing countries, have been struggling to eliminate child labor. However, complex sociopolitical and economic factors help to maintain child labor in the region. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has identified poverty as the cause and consequence of child labor.

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Bhutan, and Nepal, all seven countries in South Asia, are…

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Absar, Syeda Sharmin, “Economics: Child Labor: South Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0227b>
First published online: 2009

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