The Magnitude of Child Labour in Karnataka

G Shivagami

Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

T Rajendra Prasad

Professor and Chairman, Department of Economics, Bangalore University, Karnataka, India

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Major Comments

Period of the study should be mentioned in the paper. And in ‘prevalence of child labour in India’ the author has give some statistical data about child labours of different industries in different areas so it is also important to add the reference detail where the data has been obtained.

The information given in ‘magnitude and dimensions of child labour in Karnataka’ is not fulfilling its purpose. The data is not exactly matching with the title of the study and incomplete data have been given. It is strongly advised to the author to add relevant data according to the subheading of the study which is being the second objective of the study.

There is no information on the review of related literatures. If this study is first hand study the researcher should produce valid proof or can include the reference details on the study.

The study mainly taken thee review of report from ILO it seems but there were no information of reference has added in the paper. It is important to mention the reference detail for ILO report which used for the current study.

The study have been highlighted many issues of the child labour during and after their work. It is advised to the author to include the suggestions from the child labour view to the government of Karnataka for strengthening the value of the paper.

Conclusion of the paper is not exactly concluded out of the study. Given conclusion is random one. It is advised to the author should give the conclusion based on the findings of the study and include some suggestions for satisfying the topic of the paper.

There is no information on data collection, period of study, techniques used for collecting the data, footnote and findings for the study. The author should focus on the above mentioned parts which are mainly needed for a research study.

Non-frequency of the contents is there which are to be given more concentrate for valuable research study.

Minor Comments

Abstract is needed to include in the paper with keywords. Abstract is a short form of entire study and which playing the important role of any research study.

Author should include research gap of present study and give the scope for future research.

There was no mention of the limitations of the study, one of which is the apparently high dropout rate.

There is no information on the research methodology used for the study. Researcher should concentrate on this part and give the methodology of selecting this particular topic.

Too many information has given randomly which is not particularly meet out the need for the study. The author should eliminate some data which is not relevant to the study.

For every reference there should be a footnote in the relevant pages and include the eliminated references into the bibliography part.