School Drop-Outs Engaged in Child Labour: The Case of Maharashtra, India
Discussion on child labour has been stimulated as a contemporary issue on globalisation and international labour
standards. The incidence of total child labour in India is around 10.4 million. Enormous regional variations in its incidence
and pace of decline is manifested in different states of India as well as different countries. The paper is based on the
information collected from different schools located in areas which predominate in drop-out rates. The names and addresses
of the respondents i.e., the list of drop-out students were collected and subjected to scrutiny. This paper emphasises the
need to address the issues of drop-out rate among children at school and the consequent engagement in the labour market
activities at tender ages by policy makers.
Keywords: Child labour, School Dropouts.