Women Farmers Organisations’ Perceived Effect of Child Labour Activities in Oyo West Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Oyeyinka, R. A., Ayansina, S.O., Adekunmi, A.O., Arowolo. O.O.


Child labour is prevalent worldwide, occurring both in developing and developed countries. It is estimated that about 352 million children are engaged in some form of economic activity in the world. Estimates of the number of children at full work in developing countries were put at 120 million and those combining working and schooling at 250 million. In extreme forms or cases, child labour iinvolves children being enslaved, separated from their families, exposed to serious hazards and illnesses and left to fend for themselves on the streets of large cities at a very early age. The study examined the perceived effect of child labour by women farmers organisation in Oyo West Local Government area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Simple random technique was used to select one hundred and twenty (120) respondents from the three major communities in the study area. The result of the study revealed a significant relationship between income and the factors associated with child labour activities among the respondents (r = 0.54). Since it has been observed that the respondents had a low income capability, the study recommends that there is need for government to intensify efforts in finding solutions to the issue of poverty eradication of child labour activities.

Keywords: Child Labour, Agriculture, Perceived effect of activities.

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