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IMPACT OF CHILD LABOUR ON PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN

Chandra Kala Singh and Bimla Dhanda
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar - 125004, India

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142 - 144
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ARCC2645
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Abstract
The main objective of the study is to assess the adverse effect of child labour on development and health of children. This study was conducted on 60 boys of age group 8-10 years engaged in different type of works like domestic, wage labour and non –domestic labour in 2005 in city Bhopal of state Madhya Pradesh. The anthropometrics measurements of these children were taken with help of weighing scale, anthropometrics rod and fiber tape. Result indicated that mean height and weight at each age was found less as compared to mean height and weight of standard I.C.M.R. population. The main reason of child labour was poverty, illiteracy, lack of resources for their livelihood and ignorance of their parents and most of the children were not satisfied with their work.
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