chapter  9
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Strategies for the Prevention of Child Labour: An Overview of Strategy and Effectiveness in Nepal Chiranjibi Nepal

In the Asia-Pacifi c Region, nearly 130,000,000 children work to earn a subsistence living. This is totally unacceptable in the 21st century. The notion that the children of the poor should be removed from the labour force and placed in school is a very modern one. A distinctive feature of modern societies is that it is no longer assumed that children necessarily ought to do what their parents have done. The occupational structures of modern societies constantly change for the continued expansion of the economy and that children be educated to take jobs that are different from those of their parents.