Insights into forced labour among child domestic workers: evidence from urban Nepal

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Abstract

Slavery has at one point or another existed in several countries and in various forms: traditional slavery, bonded labour; labour coercion with exploitation; and human trafficking for forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation. We look into the issue of forced domestic labour among children, focusing on Nepal. Domestic labour is a phenomenon that is difficult to identify as it often takes place in private, within the homes of the “employer”. Access to the place of work is therefore difficult, especially for labour inspectors. Using the 2003 Nepali National Academy’s baseline survey of child domestic workers, we carry out an initial study of the factors that make domestic workers vulnerable to forced labour. We find that the most important factors relate to the age at which the child initially started work, irrespective of the type of initial work and the gender of the child. The results seem to suggest the importance of informing minimum age requirements for entering into the labour market.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationChild Exploitation in the Global South
EditorsJérôme Ballet, Azarudeen Bhukuth
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter9
Pages141-155
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783319911779
ISBN (Print)9783319911762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

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Woode, M. E. (2019). Insights into forced labour among child domestic workers: evidence from urban Nepal. In J. Ballet, & A. Bhukuth (Eds.), Child Exploitation in the Global South (1st ed., pp. 141-155). Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91177-9_9
Woode, Maame Esi. / Insights into forced labour among child domestic workers : evidence from urban Nepal. Child Exploitation in the Global South. editor / Jérôme Ballet ; Azarudeen Bhukuth. 1st. ed. Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. pp. 141-155
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Woode, ME 2019, Insights into forced labour among child domestic workers: evidence from urban Nepal. in J Ballet & A Bhukuth (eds), Child Exploitation in the Global South. 1st edn, Palgrave Macmillan, Cham Switzerland, pp. 141-155. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91177-9_9

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Child Exploitation in the Global South. ed. / Jérôme Ballet; Azarudeen Bhukuth. 1st. ed. Cham Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 141-155.

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Woode ME. Insights into forced labour among child domestic workers: evidence from urban Nepal. In Ballet J, Bhukuth A, editors, Child Exploitation in the Global South. 1st ed. Cham Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 2019. p. 141-155 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91177-9_9