Analysis of child labour forms and relevant community characteristics in rural communities of south-west Nigeria

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Fatai Ayoade Alaka
Abubakar Akinfolarin Mohammed
Serifat Olatundun Salami

Abstract

Introduction: Child labour is a pervasive problem whose specific identification in context is difficult in Nigeria. It hinders the overall development of all the affected children in several forms.


Purpose: The study investigated the different ways in which the negative phenomenon of child labour manifest at different rural households in the south-west Nigeria.


Methodology: Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 210 household heads purposively and also 210 children, one each per household, were selected randomly. Reliability and validity tests were carried out for the measuring scale. The former was done applying split-half procedure with Cronbach alpha while the latter applied both face and content validities. Qualitative data, (Community characteristics applying Global positioning system to take coordinates of relevant features were employed), so also descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data.


Results: The findings showed that there were significant relationships between the forms of child labour, related activities and children’s involvement with respect to such activities. These may be due to long distance walking to accomplish those tasks and other inherent risks.


Conclusion: In conclusion, children’s involvement in different activities has been showed to be influenced mainly by the need to contribute to household income and poverty.


Recommendations: The study therefore, recommended economic and financial empowerment, as well as attitudinal change on the part of household heads.

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How to Cite
Alaka, F. A., Mohammed, A. A., & Salami, S. O. . (2024). Analysis of child labour forms and relevant community characteristics in rural communities of south-west Nigeria. Journal of Educational Research in Developing Areas, 5(1), 88-98. https://doi.org/10.47434/JEREDA.5.1.2024.88

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