Climate Change And Child Labour Essay

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Climate change makes people’s living unsecured, it forces people to migrate and often limit their sources of income. Child labour report 2016 shows the vicious relationship between climate change and child labour as push and pull factors. Push factors include “poverty, economic shocks, social acceptance of child labour, insufficient educational opportunities and/or barriers to education, discrimination in access to schooling or certain jobs and lack of parental guidance (Matt Rosenberg).” Pull factors include “attraction of earning an income, unregulated enterprises in the informal economy, unprotected migrants seeking opportunities, family enterprises relying on children, work that is organised to only be performed by children and hiring …show more content…
Families are also more likely to pull children out of school, so kids can work and contribute to the diminished family income.” In addition to this point, when parents do not know the value of education as they have not appreciated, it is less likely for parents to send their children to …show more content…
Many developing countries are striving to urbanise and industrialise. Since the means to develop country was not sustainable, large amount of CO2 emission and rising earth surface temperature was unavoidable. As a result, climate change together with poverty and inequality have been occurring in many places as an oppose to wealth and prosperity. In this paper, three different consequences of this issue were analysed; nexus between climate change and inequality, the effect of climate change on human life and the effect of climate change in India. Regarding nexus between climate change and inequalities, now that climate change is the primary push factor to drag people into poverty. Moreover, the more structural inequalities people have, the more severe climate stress that people will face. People in rural areas are more likely to be affected by weather stress because of structural inequalities such as low financial status and unstable and insufficient infrastructure. When they are affected by climate stress and lose the income and employment, they have no choice but to migrate. Especially natural resource sectors are more likely to be influenced and result in losing alternative source of income. When those people find their living is unsecured, they decide to move from rural areas to urban areas. Although they migrate to seek a better living,

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