CAUSES OF CHILD LABOUR

  • Poverty

  • Parental illiteracy

  • Tradition of making children learn the family skills

  • Absence of universal compulsory Primary education

  • Social apathy and tolerance of child labour

  • Ignorance of the parents about the adverse consequences of Child labour

  • Ineffective enforcement of the legal provisions pertaining to child labour

  • Non-availability of and non-accessibility to schools

  • Irrelevant and non-attractive school curriculum

  • Employers prefer children as they constitute cheap labour and they are not able to organize themselves  against  exploitation.