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Education and child labour- A study of Punjab

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Mini Goyal and Prathiba Goyal

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2014, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 71) Last page : ( 76)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2322-0430.10.1.009

Education and child labour-A study of Punjab

Goyal Mini1,*, Goyal Pratibha2
1Professor, Department of Economics and Sociology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

2Associate Professor, School of Business Studies, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004

*Email: minig1200@yahoo.com

JEL Classification: I31, J01, J13, J21

Online published on 15 February, 2014.

Abstract
This paper analyses the educational status of child labour in agriculture in Punjab. It also examines the problem of child labour as a cause and effect of poor educational status in the case of working children in agriculture in Punjab. Majority of the child workers had either never enrolled or had dropped out of schools. The percentage of those who had never been to a school was the highest in the case of migratory child labour. Male child labour was more literate as compared to female child labour. Children do not attend school as they have to work and in some cases they work because they do not go to school and in this way leading to a vicious cycle of cause and effect.