Determinants of child Labour in Crop Production (A Case Study of Anambra State of Nigeria).

Ume Smiles, C I Ezeano, A. K.O. Nnadozie

Abstract


Determinants of child Labour use among rural household crop farmers in Anambra State of Nigeria were studied. A multistage random sampling technique was used to select one hundred (100) respondents for the detailed study. A structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents for the study. Percentage response was used to capture objective i and iii.  Objective ii was capture using Probit model analysis.  The result showed that majority of the respondents were married, youthful, had moderate household size, educated and highly experienced in farming. The determinant factors to the use of child labour among rural household were relationship between the child and household heads, access to credit and educational level.  The major operations accomplished by the children in the study area were bird scaring, fertilizer application and planting. The child right act should be enforced by appropriate government agencies and the offenders brought to book, free education to all children and social mobilization on change of attitude to use of child labour were recommended.

 Keywords; Determinants, Child Labour, Crop Production, Anambra  State, Nigeria


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7770/safer-V6N1-art1354

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