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Factors contributing to the increase of child labour in Tanzania: a case of Dodoma municipality

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dc.creator Abdallah, Asia Juma 2019-08-28T09:03:08Z 2019-08-28T09:03:08Z 2014 2022-10-20T14:39:57Z 2022-10-20T14:39:57Z
dc.identifier Abdallah, A. J. (2014). Factors contributing to the increase of child labour in Tanzania: a case of Dodoma municipality. Dodoma: The University of Dodoma.
dc.description Dissertation (MA Business Administration)
dc.description This study, on factors contributing to the increase of child labour in Tanzania, was conducted in order to fulfill three objectives. These were; to identify factors that led to the growth of child labour in Dodoma urban, to establish the activities performed by children engaged in child labour and to establish challenges facing children to engage in child labour. The study was conducted in Dodoma Municipality, by considering it as a proxy of other cities/towns in the country, which faced this problem. Due to that, the study employed a descriptive survey design. Data for the study were collected from children who were engaged in a child labour, their parents/guardians and from some government officials. Interviewer, administered questionnaire for children and face to face interviews for parents/guardians and officials, who were employed in the course of data collection. The study has found out that, the main factors which made children to engage in child labour in Dodoma municipality were poverty, death of parents, divorce of parents, poor understanding of child rights and poor implementation of child laws. On the other hand, the main activities which the children found to be engaged in, were working in the market place, collecting and selling scrap, engaging in domestic work and toiling in small factories. The study recommended that, the Government needs to compose, subscribe to and educate the society about the body of ethical principles against child labour. It was also, recommended that, the Government of Tanzania, and should sensitize the general public from the grassroots level, about the laws and policies on child labour. Finally, the current move by some NGOs and a few individuals of establishing and managing centers for orphans and other vulnerable children was commended and encouraged for scaling up in order to expand the capacity to help those in poor conditions.
dc.language en
dc.publisher The University of Dodoma
dc.subject Child labour
dc.subject Child labor
dc.subject Child employment
dc.subject Children right
dc.subject Child laws
dc.subject Child right
dc.subject Dodoma
dc.title Factors contributing to the increase of child labour in Tanzania: a case of Dodoma municipality
dc.type Dissertation

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