HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOR & PSYCHO-PHYSICAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES: A STUDY IN SYLHET CITY, BANGLADESH Print

Mohammad Nashir Uddin, Mohammad Hamiduzzaman, Mohammad Morad

Abstract

Children of developing countries, by and large, have been working in different kinds of economic activities either on territorial (urban/rural) distribution or on sectoral (formal / informal and / or organized / unorganized) allocation basis. They used to work in manufacturing plants, small factories, metal and construction works. The inductive study is based on social survey aiming at unveiling the physical and mental discomforts of children involved in hazardous formal and/or informal economic sectors. Decisive examination of both primary and secondary data was made for in-depth analysis. Around 90% children under survey were suffering from different psycho-physical diseases while above half of them availed Medicaid and care from locally self-trained physicians who possessed no recognized knowledge of medical care. In addition, child workers are less-paid than those of adults. The study concluded that working at an early age causes problems of health and safety; and thereby get impeded their intellectual development and natural growth which causes severe negative consequences on economic potentials.

Key Words: Hazardous Child Labor, Physical Health, Psychological Health, Economic Consequence, Sylhet City

 

Mohammad Nashir Uddin, MSS, MPP, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mohammad Hamiduzzaman, MSS,Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Public Administration, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Mohammad Morad, MSS, MA, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Cite this article:
Uddin, Mohammad Nashir, Hamiduzzaman, Mohammad, Morad  Mohammad. HAZARDOUS CHILD LABOR & PSYCHO-PHYSICAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES: A STUDY IN SYLHET CITY, BANGLADESH. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.7, no.1:18-31, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no1-art02

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2014-no1-art02

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