Economics of Child Labor: A Multidimensional approach


  • Muhammad Ahmed Faraz American Girne University



Child Labor, Poverty, Public Services, Poverty Alleviation, Policy


This paper is a multi–county, multi-dimensional  rigorous  analysis of immensely   critical and continuously expanding socio-economic crisis that has engulfed many developing countries which calls for immediate action to preserve our present and future. This paper is an embodiment of study of all factors that are seriously responsible for promoting child labor in most of the less-developed, low-income, emerging, middle-income countries. Based on empirical data, and other research articles, this paper investigates the problem from political, social and economic and cultural aspects. This paper identifies the roots of crisis and attempts to bridge the existing gap between  policy and implementation so as to make the world child labor free.

First chapter deals with impact of poverty on child’s education, living conditions, well-being, future and their opportunities under poverty and the second chapter goes beyond income and well-being and answers to some of the most critical questions of our time related to childhood, society and public services and the third chapter namely the intergenerational perspective focus on policies and its failure and its continues impact on our societies and young at large and finally the conclusion chapter  

The primary objective of this paper is to investigate how varied factors destroy the destiny of young children and future of most of the countries sequentially and secondly to pin-point years of inefficiency in dealing with problem and finally pursued governments to refocus and act proactively. In essence, this paper explores poverty that is beyond income poverty.  This paper enlightens various hidden facts that are key and more important than income poverty. The intensity of this on-going crisis in many countries explains a structural gap between policies and implementation and the gap between research and policy design. And Ironically   this year is the deadline year for the Millennium Development Goals [MDG’s] set in year 2000, but even after 15 years of continued investment and commitment many of the goals haven’t been achieved yet, so ultimate propose of this paper elaborate a broader roadmap for achieving the MDG’s sooner. The centrality of this research project focuses on gap between state commitment and outcomes why and how prescription failed to deliver or achieve targets. But MDG’s haven’t been discussed in this paper as those the beyond the scope to this research, but its helps in creation of complete understating of failures and helps in creating a system that effectively address these issues.  


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Author Biography

Muhammad Ahmed Faraz, American Girne University

Selected at the INFER International Work Shop on Applied Economics and Finance held at  American Girne University, Cyprus October 2015, Organized by International Network For Economic Research, Germany


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How to Cite

Faraz, M. A. (2019). Economics of Child Labor: A Multidimensional approach. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 14, 2979-2996.