Child Labour Among Afghan Refugee Children: Investigating the Underlying Drivers

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“Child Labour Among Afghan Refugee Children: Investigating the Underlying Drivers” highlights the underlying drivers of child labor among Afghan refugee children residing in Pakistan. Conducted by PIDE (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics), the study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors contributing to child labor and suggest policy recommendations for its eradication.

The research findings reveal that several factors contribute to the prevalence of child labor among Afghan refugee children. These include poverty, limited access to education, displacement, lack of legal protection, and cultural norms. The study emphasizes the need for a multi-dimensional approach that addresses these underlying drivers to effectively combat child labor.

The research further highlights the importance of education as a key intervention to tackle child labor. It emphasizes the need for inclusive and quality education programs that target Afghan refugee children specifically. The study suggests the implementation of awareness campaigns, vocational training, and support for income-generating activities to provide alternative opportunities for families, thereby reducing the economic necessity of child labor.

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