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dc.contributor.authorIdris, Iffat
dc.coverage.spatialAfghanistanen
dc.coverage.spatialBangladeshen
dc.coverage.spatialIndiaen
dc.coverage.spatialMyanmaren
dc.coverage.spatialNepalen
dc.coverage.spatialPakistanen
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T15:21:49Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T15:21:49Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-08
dc.identifier.citationIdris, I. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 on child labour in South Asia. K4D Helpdesk Report 819. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/15448
dc.description.abstractThis helpdesk report examines the impacts of Covid-19 on child labour in South Asia. South Asia already has among the highest prevalence of child labour in the world, with an estimated 16.7 million (5-17 year-old) children engaged in child labour in South Asia. While the full scale of the COVID-19 crisis in South Asia is still emerging, it is clear that the pandemic is having a significant negative impact on the region’s economies. The experience of previous epidemics/financial crises suggests that the Coronavirus pandemic will lead to a rise in child labour. The (potential) pathways in which the current COVID-19 pandemic could lead to increased enslavement and child labour in the developing world, including in South Asia are: loss of livelihoods and economic opportunities; employers have stronger incentives and perhaps greater latitude for exploitation; greater discrimination against minorities and migrants could facilitate exploitation; anti-slavery organisations and activities have been disrupted and school closures and heightened financial pressures on families could fuel child labour as well as child marriage. However, some literature also highlights certain specific likely impacts of the crisis on child labour in India and Bangladesh.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIDSen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesK4D Helpdesk report;819
dc.rights.urihttps://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/en
dc.subjectChildren and Youthen
dc.subjectEnvironmenten
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectRightsen
dc.subjectSecurity and Conflicten
dc.titleImpact of COVID-19 on Child Labour in South Asiaen
dc.typeHelpdesken
dc.rights.holder© DFID - Crown copyright 2020en
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-06-08
rioxxterms.funderDepartment for International Development, UK Governmenten
rioxxterms.identifier.projectK4Den
rioxxterms.versionVoRen
rioxxterms.funder.project238a9fa4-fe4a-4380-996b-995f33607ba0en


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