Distress Seasonal Migration and its Impact on Children’s Education

Department : Department of Educational Policy
Category : NUEPA Funded Research Study
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Area : Distress Seasonal Migration and its Impact on Children’s Education
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Description : Seasonal migration for work by poor rural families is a phenomenon that is escalating as the agrarian crisis mounts. Millions of families that migrate are compelled to take their children along, leaving school and a normal childhood behind. They spend several months every year at work sites such as brick kilns, salt pans, plantations and stone quarries, labouring under extremely difficult conditions. Children are put to work from young ages. It is estimated that the number of such children below the age of 14 years is 9 million.
Published Date : May 26, 2008

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