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There s Blood on Those Matchsticks- Child Labour in Sivakasi

There s Blood on Those Matchsticks- Child Labour in Sivakasi

Child Labour in Sivakasi Smitu Kothari Most studies on child labour have focused on the economic factors leading to employment of children and their recommendations have slopped at stressing the need for improvement of working conditions, payment of better wages, provision of facilities for schooling and stricter enforcement of applicable laws, This study of child labour in Sivakasi, where 45,000 children work-in the match and fireworks industries, seeks to go beyond the surface reality and investigate:

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