Child Labour and Debt Bondage: A Case Study of Brick Kiln Workers in Southeast India

@article{Bhukuth2005ChildLA,
  title={Child Labour and Debt Bondage: A Case Study of Brick Kiln Workers in Southeast India},
  author={Augendra Bhukuth},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={40},
  pages={287 - 302}
}
  • Augendra Bhukuth
  • Published 1 August 2005
  • Economics
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
The article highlights some of our findings from a study carried out in the brick kiln industry in Tamil Nadu, India. We have led both a qualitative and a quantitative survey. As child labour is a common factor in the brick kiln industry, we show that in the interlinked credit-labour market employers do not directly employ children, but they have implemented a system that constrains parents to use their children to improve their productivity. In such an environment parents use child labour to… 
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