ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Women's Employment and Reduction of Child Labour

This article attempts to study the linkages between empowerment of women and reduction of child labour in the beedi industry in rural Tamil Nadu. It also analyses the socio-economic conditions of women and the nature and extent of child workers' participation in beedimaking. The article argues that the initiatives taken to empower women in the beedi industry have not helped reduce child labour, due to lacunae in the existing legal provisions and social security measures.

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