Evaluating the motives of child labourers in the informal economy

Aamar Ilyas, and Muhammad Shehryar Shahid, and Ramraini Ali Hassan, (2020) Evaluating the motives of child labourers in the informal economy. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 40 (3/4). pp. 409-424. ISSN 0144-333X

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Abstract

Conventionally, the marginalised population was considered to engage in child labour due to poverty, education or lack of other options, but indeed, a few children work voluntarily. However, a growing number of scholars, in recent years, have drawn their attention to the valuable question, “why children are engaged in child labour in the informal economy”. Even though a few studies have explored the motives of informal workers, to our knowledge not a single paper has explored the motives of child labourers working in the informal economy. The purpose of this study is to fill this gap by evaluating the motives of child labourers, through three competing theorisations of the informal economy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: child labour,informal economy, Neo-liberal
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2020 01:43
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2020 01:43
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25695

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