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Child Labor in the informal weaving sector: A study in Shiro-Mmeda area, Addis Ababa

Desta, Garedew Yilma LU (2016) SIMV32 20161
Graduate School
Abstract
Abstract
Child labor is a widespread and growing phenomenon in today’s world. Though child labor exists in all parts of the world, the extent of the problem is very high in developing countries. Ethiopia is one of the countries where child labor exists in an extensive scale. The main objective of the study was to investigate the causes of child labor and its impact on children engaged in the weaving sector in Shiro-Meda area, Addis Ababa. I used qualitative research approach in order to generate relevant data as exhaustively as possible on the issue under study. I gathered information pertinent to the study through semi-structured interviews, focus group discussion, and observation.
The finding of the study indicated that poverty (child... (More)
Abstract
Child labor is a widespread and growing phenomenon in today’s world. Though child labor exists in all parts of the world, the extent of the problem is very high in developing countries. Ethiopia is one of the countries where child labor exists in an extensive scale. The main objective of the study was to investigate the causes of child labor and its impact on children engaged in the weaving sector in Shiro-Meda area, Addis Ababa. I used qualitative research approach in order to generate relevant data as exhaustively as possible on the issue under study. I gathered information pertinent to the study through semi-structured interviews, focus group discussion, and observation.
The finding of the study indicated that poverty (child trafficking and migration), family breakdown and peer influence, are identified as the major factors that push children to enter in the weaving sector. The study also found out that child labor has negative impact on the children’s health, physical well-being, psycho-social development, and education. The study recommends that the prime cause that forces children to work in their early age is the widespread poverty of families. Thus, there is a need to educate parents, employers, the community on the methods they need to solve their socio-economic problems. (Less)
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author
Desta, Garedew Yilma LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV32 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
child labor, child trafficking, poverty, education, peer influence, migration, Shiro-Meda, Gamo/Dorze
language
English
id
8888211
date added to LUP
2016-09-29 15:48:03
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2016-09-29 15:48:03
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  abstract     = {Abstract
Child labor is a widespread and growing phenomenon in today’s world. Though child labor exists in all parts of the world, the extent of the problem is very high in developing countries. Ethiopia is one of the countries where child labor exists in an extensive scale. The main objective of the study was to investigate the causes of child labor and its impact on children engaged in the weaving sector in Shiro-Meda area, Addis Ababa. I used qualitative research approach in order to generate relevant data as exhaustively as possible on the issue under study. I gathered information pertinent to the study through semi-structured interviews, focus group discussion, and observation.
The finding of the study indicated that poverty (child trafficking and migration), family breakdown and peer influence, are identified as the major factors that push children to enter in the weaving sector. The study also found out that child labor has negative impact on the children’s health, physical well-being, psycho-social development, and education. The study recommends that the prime cause that forces children to work in their early age is the widespread poverty of families. Thus, there is a need to educate parents, employers, the community on the methods they need to solve their socio-economic problems.},
  author       = {Desta, Garedew Yilma},
  keyword      = {child labor,child trafficking,poverty,education,peer influence,migration,Shiro-Meda,Gamo/Dorze},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Child Labor in the informal weaving sector: A study in Shiro-Mmeda area, Addis Ababa},
  year         = {2016},
}