ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Girl Child in Three Indian States

While education is essential for empowering the girl child, it is even more important to recognise the services she renders. Household surveys in West Bengal, Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh reveal that all girl children in rural households are in fact disguised child labourers, with the degree of exploitation varying with socio-economic backwardness.

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