Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research
 

Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research, ISSN No. : 2454-2504, Vol.: 10, Issue.: 2

Original Research Article

CHILD LABOUR IN HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS: A CASE STUDY OF WORKING CHILDREN IN DHADING BENSI, NEPAL

 

RAM HARI DAHAL1*, LAGAN RAI1 AND CHIRANJIVI ACHARYA1

1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Ghantaghar, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Abstracts

A child first setting foot in the urban area is most likely to gain easy employment in a roadside small hotels, restaurants, tea or sweet shop. Children are physically and mentally incapable of doing anything. Many children work in extremely dangerous situation and in exploitative and abusive condition in the world. Child labour is a problematic issue for every under developing country. It is estimated that in Nepal, 127,000 children are trapped in worst form of child labour. 70 respondents were selected for this study. According to age group of child labourer, 13-14 age groups occupied 50%, and 11-12 age groups occupied only 41.42%, which shows presence of small aged children into child labour market. The majority of the people hold agriculture as their main occupation. 74.28% of the child labourers' families were involved in agriculture. Dropping out of school or never joined school, poverty, parent's illiteracy, support to parents, lack of school proximity to homes, not interested in study, lack of educational materials, parental negligence, parent’s death, maltreatment within the family, are the push factor whereas monetary value, a lot of food and good shelter was found to be pull factors for child labour in Dhanding Bensi.

Keywords :

Child labour; poverty; education; push and pull factor; hotels and restaurants.