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Child Labour and Schooling in a Histrical Perspective: The Developed Countries Experience

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  • I20 - General
  • I28 - Government Policy
  • J20 - General
  • J21 - Labor Force And Employment
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  • J23 - Labor Demand
  • J80 - General
  • J82 - Labor Force Composition
  • J88 - Public Policy


In the light of the present debate on the problem of child labour in developing countries, it is the need of the hour to look into the experiences of those developed/industrialised nations. The high incidence of child labour in the industrialised nations during the last two centuries, especially in 19th century, also generated a debate. It is hoped that a greater understanding of the history of childhood and child labour in the developed countries help us to understand, analyse and appreciate this problem in the Third World Countries such a India, better. Hence, we undertake this review of the phenomenon of child labour in the developed countries such as Great Britain, Germany, Japan and USA.

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