A Study On Child Labor As A Form Of Child Abuse In District Sargodha


  • Syeda Sidra Kazmi M.phil Scholar in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Sargodha
  • Dr Yasir Nawaz Manj Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of Sargodha


Child labor, Poverty, Child abuse, Workplace


Child labour is social issue of this present era in developing countries especially in Pakistan. The present study was carried out in Sargodha. The major objective of this study was to find out socio-economic and demographic condition of the respondents who are involved in child labour. Other objective was to find out prevalence of child abuse in child labour. The universe of this study from was the urban areas and semi urban areas of the district Sargodha which was consisting on hotels, workshops, tea stalls and brick-kilns where the child was doing their work as labour. 110 respondents were selected as a sample b using a convenient sampling technique. Then another sampling technique called multistage sampling was used for this study. Data was collected by developing an interview schedule that was well designed. Then next is the analysis of data that was done by using a statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). After all these steps the result of the study showed that many of the respondents were doing their work as labour due to the poor condition of their home and they support their family. It was also found out that the majority of the child labour was facing child abuse at their workplace. They should get education in order to grow and play their important role for the development of the country. For eliminating this issue Government and welfare departments should play their role to handle this situation.


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sidra, S. S., & Manj, Y. N. (2021). A Study On Child Labor As A Form Of Child Abuse In District Sargodha. Pakistan Journal of Applied Social Sciences, 12(2), 133–146. Retrieved from https://socialsciencejournals.pjgs-ws.com/index.php/PJASS/article/view/566