Educational strategies that can reduce child labour in India

A literature review

Highlights

India has made significant progress in increasing school enrolment in recent decades. However, there remain gaps in school participation and learning outcomes, especially among children from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. At the same time, child labour in the country persists, with out-of-school children being more likely to engage in child labour. A renewed effort is needed to prevent and reduce child labour, including through strengthening the education sector.

Educational Strategies that Can Reduce Child Labour in India: A literature review describes the impact of educational policies and programmes on schooling and child labour outcomes in India. It focuses on programmes that include an objective to improve school participation, improve learning outcomes, and/or reduce children’s work. The discussion paper synthesizes the available evidence on the effectiveness of such programmes and highlights potentially promising approaches and evidence gaps.

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KG Santhya
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