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The Health Consequences Of Child Labour In Sri Lanka

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Rumesh Weerakoon, M.D.J.W Wijesinghe



child labour, health effects, Sri Lanka



There are various cases and impacts of child labour and it has been a universal problem and remains as one of polemical challenge faced by the world. The problem of child labour not only causes to damage their physical and mental health but also their education right, freedom, development of childhood etc. Both developing countries and developed countries are faced to the phenomenon of child labour. 28 % of Working children have faced injuries or fallen ill at least once in a year due to work in Sri Lanka. The main objective of the study is to examine the impact of child labours on their health. 200 primary data were collected in Peta, Sri Lanka using simple random sampling method. Binary Logistic regression was employed to identify the health effects of child labour. According to the study child labors have faced some illnesses or injuries due to employment. Hours of working, carrying of heavy loads, operate heavy machines and equipment, place of work and expose to things were highly correlated with physical harm of child labors. Carrying heavy load, operate heavy machines and equipment and working place highly affected to physical harm of child labor. Many of them are employed on the street as street vendors, construction sites, factory and hotel and restaurant. Injuries and physical harms are highly related to the working place. Therefor the study recommends to empower the families, provide the better formal education and vocational training to overcome this issue.



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