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Is child labor an issue today? Factors and policy-related

Mohamed Baqutayan, Shadiya and Mohammed Bagotayan, Sumaya and Hussin, Hafiz and Nyirob, Boniface Basin and Al Balushi, Faisal Ali (2020) Is child labor an issue today? Factors and policy-related. The Journal of Social Sciences Research, 6 (9). pp. 826-837. ISSN 2411-9458

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.32861/jssr.69.826.837


The world has accomplished progress in human right and child education under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); the goal that comprises end modern slavery and human trafficking and secures the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labor, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labor in all its forms, nevertheless, child labor issues are continuing to spread to many countries in the world. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to address the issue of child labor and factor that help to eliminate child labor issues in Malaysia. Data were collected through an online survey; the participants included twenty-nine (29) Malaysian civil services. The finding of this research indicated that, although the cost for hiring the children is low compare to the adult as highlighted in supply and demand side, few factors preventing community to use the child as a laborer like religion, awareness/knowledge, humanity, ethic, and culture, therefore, there must be a child labor policy that eliminates all forms of child labor in Malaysia. This research is carried values to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in enhancing the policy to end child labor, reduce poverty and hunger, and improves the quality of education; thus, this research carries values to the minister of labor and social affairs in enhancing the policy on human resources development.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:child labor issues, Malaysian civil services
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Razak School of Engineering and Advanced Technology
ID Code:93667
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:31 Dec 2021 16:45
Last Modified:31 Dec 2021 16:45

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