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Problems of Child Ragpickers

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Studies in Sociology, Karnataka State Women’s University, Bijapur, Karnataka State, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (2), Pages 6-11, February,14 (2013)


The existence of child labour in our society broadly indicates social inequity and at the same time, the administrative apathy, of the times we live in. Child labour, and in particular, “child ragpicking” deprives the child of its life. It transcends the barriers of religion, gender, caste and type of family. However, education, structure of family and poverty of the total family do play an important role in the life of child ragpickers. Ragpicking when undertaken as job, by the children, pushes them to the brink of anti-social behavior and illness.


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