The Role of Law Enforcement in Combating Child Labour” a case study of Arusha City, Tanzania

Maswa, Maria Joseph (2014) The Role of Law Enforcement in Combating Child Labour” a case study of Arusha City, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study aimed to assesses the role of law enforcement agents in combating child labour in Tanzania A case of Arusha City. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative approaches and a cross-sectional design was adapted. A snow-ball technique was used to obtain child labourers, while a social welfare officer was chosen purposively. A simple random sampling was used to choose police representatives. Sub-samples of 30 child labourers, 40 police respondents and a social welfare officer, Community 10 constituted a sample size of 80 respondents. The Specific objectives of study: to identify forms and Causes of Child Labour existing in place assesses the role played by law enforcements agents in combating Child labour; determine the community perception concerning the role played by law enforcement agents in combating child labour as well as exploring the challenges facing by the law enforcement agents in combating child labour. Findings of the study were analysed by using SPSS and Content Analysis. The study revealed that Children working in different forms of informal employment. Majority employed as domestic servants, apprentice mechanics and car washers. The study revealed the main causes of child labour are parent separation, negligence of parents to take care their children, and Child orphan hood, outdated culture, poverty, cheap labour and weak law enforcement. The study concluded that the law enforcement agent is yet to deliver effort to combating child labour due to some challenges facing such as lack of collaboration with other stakeholders, mistrust with the community, lack of resources lack of information from the community. Thus in order to deliver this there should adequate resource, good collaboration among stakeholders and community at large in fighting child labour.

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:05
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:05

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