Parental evidence of impact of policy on worst forms of child labour in rural and urban Ghana

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Adonteng-Kissi, Obed. (2019). Parental evidence of impact of policy on worst forms of child labour in rural and urban Ghana. Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. 35(5), pp. 239-260. https://doi.org/10.1080/21699763.2018.1535996
AuthorsAdonteng-Kissi, Obed
Abstract

This paper aimed to ascertain parental evidence of impact of policy on worst forms of child labour (WFCL) in rural and urban Ghana amongst 460 participants: I utilised 400 survey participants whose children were/were not involved in child labour and analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and applying the Stata Version 13 software. I also utilised 60 government officials; NGO representatives; and both parents whose children were/were not involved in child labour. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with parents (10), stakeholders (10), focus groups (30); and participant observation techniques (10) were utilised to gather the needed data and purposively sampled across rural areas (Ankaase, Anwiankwanta and Kensere), and urban areas (Jamestown, Korle Gonno and Chorkor) in Ghana. Interviews were recorded, transcribed utilising a framework approach as the main qualitative data analysis method. Parental evidence suggests that new laws, legislative reforms, programmes and activities have helped to reduce WFCL in Ghana.

Keywordschild labour; WFCL; parents; rural; urban; evidence
Year2019
JournalJournal of International and Comparative Social Policy
Journal citation35 (5), pp. 239-260
PublisherTaylor & Francis Australasia
ISSN1548-9914
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/21699763.2018.1535996
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85055544778
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Page range239-260
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Deposited11 Jul 2021
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