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2011 (Vol. 3, Issue: 3)
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Poverty and Its Association with Child Labor in Njombe District in Tanzania: The Case of Igima Ward

Rocky R.J. Akarro and Nathan Anthon Mtweve
Corresponding Author:  Rocky Akarro 

Key words:  Child labour, Igima Ward, Njombe district, poverty, Tanzania, ,
Vol. 3 , (3): 199-206
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2011 February, 15 2011 April, 16 2011 May, 25

The main aim of the study is to present the state of child labour and factors behind this citing one of the most prevalent areas for child labour in Tanzania known as Njombe. Njombe district which is predominantly a rural area is one of the most prevalent areas of child labour in Tanzania. A survey of 300 household heads that were randomly selected from accessible four villages in Igima ward in Njombe district confirmed this phenomenon. Chi-square statistic analysis on the relationship between household poverty and child labour showed that household poverty was the factor which forced children to engage in economic activities. Major finding emanating from this study is that child labour is a reflection of poverty and therefore tackling poverty will have a positive impact on child labour. This suggests that policies such as a ban on child labour in rural areas could have an adverse effect as child labour decisions are more likely a response to poverty and subsistence requirements.
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Rocky R.J. Akarro and Nathan Anthon Mtweve, 2011. Poverty and Its Association with Child Labor in Njombe District in Tanzania: The Case of Igima Ward.  Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3): 199-206.
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