More than Economic Prosperity is Needed to End Child Labor -

More than Economic Prosperity is Needed to End Child Labor

  • Published on
    September 18, 2015
  • Category:
Hero Banner

Millions of children are trapped in child labor.  But recent QUT research shows this may be due more to unequal access to education than poverty.

Dr Jayanta Sarkar and Dr Dipanwita Sarkar, from QUT Business School, worked together to create an innovative economic model that overlaps generations to explain how–despite the decrease of poverty–child labor persists in developing nations.  Until education is equally available to children, they will continue to be trapped in child labor.  Dr Jayanta Sarkar said, “Typically schooling, even in a ‘free’ education system, imposes a large burden on the poor through the fixed costs of things like transportation to and from school and books and other materials.”



View Article on EurekAlert!

Freedom United is interested in hearing from our community and welcomes relevant, informed comments, advice, and insights that advance the conversation around our campaigns and advocacy. We value inclusivity and respect within our community. To be approved, your comments should be civil.

stop icon A few things we do not tolerate: comments that promote discrimination, prejudice, racism, or xenophobia, as well as personal attacks or profanity. We screen submissions in order to create a space where the entire Freedom United community feels safe to express and exchange thoughtful opinions.

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

This week

Will Shein be allowed to raise billions on the U.S. stock exchange?

As Shein confidentially files for a U.S. initial public offering, questions about forced labor in its supply chain resurface, casting a shadow over the much-anticipated public debut. The China-based e-commerce giant, valued at a potential $90 billion, faces scrutiny from lawmakers and activists, reigniting demands for transparency regarding its manufacturing practices. Calls for accountability Critics have long voiced concerns that Shein, known for its

| Wednesday November 29, 2023

Read more