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Mitigating Problems of Destitute Children; Dropping Out from School and Involving in Under Aged Labour

Author Affiliations

  • 1Sociology Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna,BANGLADESH

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 2, Issue (7), Pages 33-41, July,14 (2013)


Bangladesh is one of the third worldcountries as well as the seventh most populous country in the world. Its population is growing at an alarming rate beyond its capacity. A large portion of children are involved in various work in our country. And this rate is increasing day by day. Children in Bangladesh are deprived from the basic human needs. The study was conducted on 240 respondents through Purposive and Random sampling. Data were collected by the interviewers from 2013. The study discloses a significant relationship between poor economic condition and dropout of children from school in rural areas. It encompasses the overall socio-economic conditions of those children who have been found to be dropout from school. The finding indicates that most of the children come from extremely poor families. Most of them have to work hard to support their family in their early ages. They live in a very poor condition. This study indicates that 50.0% respondents get involve in work at 14-17 years old; from this analysis it may be said that most of the respondents are getting involve in work during early ages of their life. Most of the children are not involved with educational process. Their educational qualification is also very low. Only 51.7% child belonged to one- five classes; 30.0% respondents belonged to six-ten classes. But a large number of respondents have no educational qualification. And 6.0% children are illiterate that means they have no educational qualification. The causes of leaving school showed that among the different causes the highest 44.2 percent of the respondents have left school due to the scarcity of money that indicates poverty is the main cause of leaving school. So, the situation is not good for the future of children in Bangladesh. This problem must be overcome by taking proper initiatives.


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