Child labor is a global issue that prevents children from fulfilling their potential. Child labor is a
violation of children's rights - the work can harm them mentally or physically, expose them to
hazardous situations or stop them from going to school. Not all work done by children is classed
as child labour.Children under the age of fourteen is called as child. The main conditions in
which children are work are purely unregulated and mostly they work without food, and with
lowest wages. The child labor prohibition and regulation act 1986 prohibits the work of children
those who are working in the places where certain processes are undertaken. For the purpose of
collecting data from the child laborers’, the researcher has prepared an Interview Schedule and
has administered the same among fifty child labors of Kovilpatti region through random
sampling. The present study aims to explore the reasons underlying the children to take up the
job. The result reveals that the children have come from different family background, work
experiences and situations. The factor analysis applied to bring out the problems for child labor
reveals that it is the depression, drug dependency which leads to worse or crime and mental
disorder. Though there are number of Laws and Acts enacted to control and to eradicate the child
labour, there are children who need to work for their livelihood and to look after the families.
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