Hiring Child Labour in Indochina Countries, is that Bad?
Huynh, Vu Phong (2013) Hiring Child Labour in Indochina Countries, is that Bad? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)
People in Western countries always criticize hiring child labour (CB) in developing countries as an evil, child abuse (Daroueng , ILO ). They do not understand the situation of families and children themselves in developing countries (Kaori , Yoshii , Kuroda ). People in developing countries never get or very little subsidies like free tuition fee, medical subsidies. We as all society knew that hiring child labour is violate laws but we have to think it as another ways. If a family is wealthy enough, will they let children go to work? Keeping children working in company is still better than let them go out to street where drugs, robbery, thugs are out there. This study does not deny ethics but to show that “ethnic” means different between countries. Multinational enterprises (MNEs) hire CB and provide children good environment, school and medical services are doing with conscience and good purpose. This is cultural gap between developed and developing countries and unfortunately, definition of “ethnic” of advanced countries dominates and make us think hiring CB is bad. Because child labour is a delicate topic concerned many respects including human rights, economy, ethics, I decide to apply qualitative research methods to find out the true nature and solution for them by using semi-structured interview, focus group and qualitative survey. From all primary and secondary data collected, I have found and classified working children into three groups in two types of child labour and how we or NGOs can help them the escape from the “endless loop of poverty”. Although the result given out might be not correct in several previous paper and journal, or the way of thinking might go in opposite way to others people but it is what I collect and analyzed from our diversified world. The work is done by me as a part of requirement for MSc; this work cannot be perfect by the contribution from my supervisor and participants.
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