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  1. Introduction
  2. Strategies for globalization
  3. SWOT analysis
  4. Driving forces of various market conditions
  5. Types of business integration
    1. Vertical
    2. Horizontal
  6. Financial holding strategy
  7. Conclusion
  8. Bibliography

In the densely-populated poor and developing countries, the problem of child labor is acute. India is no exception. A World Bank Report published in January 2000 has revealed that there are six crore working children in India-the largest in terms of any country in the world. Elimination of child labor is no doubt a big challenge facing the country today. The former Union Labor Minister Dr. Satya Naayan Jatiya and present Union Labor Minister Mr. Praveen Ranjin Das Munsi say that the Government has adopted a progressive and integrated approach to eliminate child labor in the country. In order to resolve this socio-economic problem, a multi-dimensional action plan involving awareness generation among all sections of the society is required. In creating a national awareness campaign for the elimination of child labor, the non-government organizations (NGOs) and the mass media have also to complement the governmental efforts.

[...] The can be cited as Inadequate schools Expense of schooling Children not interested to go to school Children failed in school Drop outs Attitude of parents Big families Children like to work The attitude of the parents that a formal education is not beneficial as the children learns work skills through labor at a young age; has to be changed. The parents o these victims, and society at large, should realize that child labor not only harms the physical and intellectual growth of the child but stunts the growth of children and ultimately affect nation's future growth. [...]

[...] Education and its effects on child labor Dropout rates measured by the Department Education show that 35% of males and 39% of female dropout (Government of India cited in The World Bank 1995, 113). What is the reason for these high dropout rates and poor school survival rates? One possible argument given by Nangia (1987) is that pressing need for the child's earnings as well as low perceived advantages of school? cause parents to withdraw children from school and deposit them in the labor force (p.182). [...]

[...] The recalcitrant market agencies and their refusal to divulge the details do affect the quality of data furnished by them. But this difficulty was overcome by long acquaintance with agents, frequent visits to their work place by imbibing a spirit of confidence in them. Since it is an attempt to evaluate the problem of child labor in Tamil Nadu, generalization of the results of this study to other areas should be done with care. The inference of the study would be applicable to similar situation elsewhere. Epilogue Child labor is a grave problem in India. [...]

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