The Relationship Between Family Composition and Child Labour in Tanzania: A Case of Urambo District

Kibiki, Jesca Michael (2017) The Relationship Between Family Composition and Child Labour in Tanzania: A Case of Urambo District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The purpose of this research was to assess the relationship between family composition and child labour in Urambo District, Tabora region. The study was justified based on the assumption that Family composition plays a significant role in determining child decision to work in tobacco farms. Therefore, the following predictors were used: Parents’ perception, social and demographic factors and family income. Likewise Child labour has been used as outcome variable. The study involved both parents and children in a total of 173. Data were collected using both questionnaire and interview. The analysis was done using both descriptive and binary logistic regression. The findings from descriptive analysis indicated that parents perceive child labour as the form of child abuse, that it can be done at the same time studying and that child labour is a way of life. Parents also perceived that a child can’t get professional in the sector while working. Moreover, lack of job and involvement in informal sectors, education status of parents, number of individual working in the family and number of family all are the social and demographic determinants for child to participate in child labour. The findings from binary logistic regression indicated that there is a small relationship between role of family composition and child labour as shown by both Cox and Snell’s and Nagelkerke’s R2 which is .075 and .189 respectively. The likelihoods of a child to be into child labour decreases as the household income increases. It is recommended that health insurance policy for each child would ensure the family health security hence reduce possibility of child to engage into child labour. The Government of Tanzania should establish different financial assistance at the family level to improve the family income so as to reduce child labour in the society. Lastly, Education for All children in the society should be more emphasized to reduce school drop-outs as results will reduce child labour incidences.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 11:07
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 11:07
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1954

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