Covid-19 Undermines Development in Child Labour
The following independent study seeks to research specific countries that are known to have high amounts of child labour such as Bangladesh, Ethiopia and Ghana as a form of compiled case studies. The different countries were selected because of the different industries of child labour that they are involved in such as textiles, mining and chocolate farming. Information will be gathered through a variety of reliable sources and scholarly reports. Due to the broad scope of this topic, investigation will also be done in the gender disparities and the role globalized supply chains play in the issue to determine their significance. This topic will be explored through the constructivist framework through the Norm Cycle Theory as to how these practices have become endorsed in these developing countries. By attaining the knowledge on the major contributions to child labour, examinations will be given to how Covid-19 regresses the progress that has been made to combat against child labour. All in all, this topic is crucial for it is a direct indicator of the progress a country is making towards development. Furthermore, child labour is a demand on the human rights of these children who have had their opportunities stolen from them.
Department: Political Science
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chaldeans Mensah
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