Allowing children to work in family-run businesses is likely to limit the chances of social mobility that come with education, as the child of a rag picker or potter would tend to end up in the same profession. Photo: EPA

New labour law in India will only lead to more misery for impoverished children

Amrit Dhillon says a bill allowing under-14s to work after school and at vacation time in family businesses is likely to increase drop-out rates, entrench exploitation and limit social mobility

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Allowing children to work in family-run businesses is likely to limit the chances of social mobility that come with education, as the child of a rag picker or potter would tend to end up in the same profession. Photo: EPA
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