Assessment of Causes and Consequences of Child Labour Trafficking, The Case of Wolaita Sodo Town, SNNPRS, Ethiopia

Temam Gebu


Even if child labour trafficking Labour is illegal, now a days, it is becoming the structural part of many economies both in formal and informal sectors and also it has been received a little attention by different scholars.  This is what motivated the researchers to conduct research on assessment of causes and consequences of Child labour Trafficking, the case of Wolaita Sodo Town. The researchers were employed mixed type of researcher design to achieve planned objective and both primary and secondary sources of data were used to gather sufficient data. The primary data was collected by schedules questionnaires and semi-structured interview method of data collection used because they helps the research to react to and report subtle aspects of events and behavior as they occur and collected data were analyzed and summarized by use of frequency, percentage and presented by using table.  In addition, to test significance of collected data Chi square and t-Test were employed. The finding of study shows that poverty, family breakdown, looking, searching for job and ill treatment of guardians were identified as a major causes of child labour trafficking has significant value at (P< 0.05).  In addition, the study shows that children who lost either of their parents by death highly exposed to child labour trafficking and the children after they took to other places they engaged in various activities which expose them to various abuses include hotel waiter, shoe shining, lottery selling, wood working and garage.   Furthermore, the finding of the study indicates that child labour trafficking resulted to unwanted pregnancy, drugs and alcoholism, rape and prostitution, deprivation of family love and affection, and lack of school. In order to minimize the child labour trafficking the government should pay attention to child migrants and create awareness among parents and community about impacts of child labour trafficking on children particular and on the world as a whole.

Keywords: Child Labour, Causes, Consequences, Wolaita sodo


Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN 2409-6938

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©