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Child Labour and Education: A survey of slum settlements in Dhaka

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ODI, Overseas Development Institute

This report, produced and published by the ODI, presents findings from one of the largest surveys on child work and education conducted in Bangladesh. Their research finds that 15% of 6 to 14-year-old children in Dhaka’s slums were out of school and engaged in full-time work. By the age of 14, almost half of children living in the slums of Dhaka were found to be working.

The research shows how early entry into the work force and a cessation of studies can be harmful to children. The report offers recommendations for coordinated cross-sectoral policies to break the link between child labour, social disadvantage and restricted opportunities for education.

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