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Title:Poverty, trade and child labour in the developing world: an analysis of efforts to combat child labour in Uganda
Author:Tarinyeba, Winifred M.ISNI
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Uganda
East Africa
developing countries
Subjects:child labour
children's rights
Child labor--Law and legislation
human rights
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/eajphr/article/view/39355
Abstract:Until recently, efforts to combat child labour have focused on demonizing the practice by exposing its adverse short and long-term consequences on children. Measures to combat child labour included legislating against the practice, both at the international and domestic levels, improving access to education as well as poverty reduction strategies. Although current statistics indicate that child labour is on the decline, poor countries in Asia and Africa are at risk of increased cases of child labour due to current global trade policies that have left them worse off economically. In addition, a framework for open trade that inhibits access to medication adversely affects socioeconomic structures due to increased disease (HIV/AIDS) burdens on households, thereby accelerating poverty and impeding efforts to combat child labour. This paper examines the problem of child labour (with special attention for Uganda) from three perspectives: poverty, HIV/AIDS and global trade. It involves an analysis of empirical and theoretical literature on poverty, trade and child labour. The paper specifically focuses on the economic outcomes of a global trading system managed by the World Trade Organization (WTO) that inherently disadvantages poor countries and its implications for child labour. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]