CHILDREN'S PARTICIPATION IN THE RURAL WAGE LABOUR MARKET

Normally children's economic value in peasant economy is analysed in terms of their contribution to family farm production. But fcr households with small or no land holding and few assets, opportunities for realizing the economic value of children are restricted. Children from thesee households can make an economic contribution to their families by participating in the wage labour market. Amongst a sample of one hundred poor rural households, fifty-four had children of working age. In thirty-seven of these children worked for earnings off the family farm and contributed thirty-four percent of households income; in the other seventeen, households children did not work. This difference in participation is analysed in relation to economic need of and opportunities for child labour participation in the wage labour market. Finally, the need for a more informed understanding of how landlessness or near landlessness may affect fertility is discussed.


Issue Date:
Jun 30 1980
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 0237-3539 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/212873
Published in:
Bangladesh Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 03, Number 1
Page range:
77-86
Total Pages:
10
Series Statement:
III
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