An analysis of socio-economic conditions of child labourers (A Case study of ‘Katedhan Industrial Area’ in Rangareddy district, Telangana state)
K Nageswara Rao
The present paper refers to analyze the socio-economic characteristics and find out the problems of child labourers at Katedhan industrial area of Rangareddy district (city outskirts of Hyderabad). The main objective of this study is analyze the socio-economic characteristics of child labourers. "Child labour" is, generally speaking, work for children that harms them or exploits them in some way (physically, mentally, morally, or by blocking access to education). There is no universally accepted definition of "child labour". Varying definitions of the term are used by international organizations, non-governmental organizations, trade unions and other interest groups. Writers and speakers don’t always specify what definition they are using, and that often leads to confusion. "Child labour" is work for children under age 18 that in some way harms or exploits them (physically, mentally, morally, or by blocking children from education). International conventions define children as aged 18 and under. Individual governments may define "child" according to different ages or other criteria. "Child" and "childhood" are also defined differently by different cultures. A "child" is not necessarily delineated by a fixed age. Social scientists point out that children’s abilities and maturities vary so much that defining a child’s maturity by calendar age can be misleading. Work ranges from taking care of animals and planting and harvesting food, to many kinds of small manufacturing (e.g. of bricks and cement), auto repair, and making of footwear and textiles A large proportion of children whom the ILO (International Labour Organization) classifies as child labourers work in agriculture. More boys than girls work outside their homes. The survey on child labour was conducted in Katedhan industrial area of Rangareddy district and it was restricted to the all the child workers. The survey was based on the child labour problems at their work, their education and the causes for becoming as child worker. The method used for survey was interview method on Random sampling in which each child worker was interviewed personally to get the related data. In the survey 90 child were taken as sample. Out of these 16 child fathers were dead and 5 mothers were dead. Hence 74 fathers and 85 mothers are considered.
K Nageswara Rao. An analysis of socio-economic conditions of child labourers (A Case study of ‘Katedhan Industrial Area’ in Rangareddy district, Telangana state). International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 5, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 82-87