Child Rights & Child Development in India: A Regional Analysis

Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. XXXXV, No. 2, 2013

24 Pages Posted: 16 May 2015

Date Written: July 14, 2013

Abstract

Being the signatory of UNCRC (1992), India globally recognized the significance of child rights. The Constitutions of India also guarantees certain child rights covering basic issues, like health, education and protection from hazardous employment and exploitation. However, despite the existence of many legal provisions, the vulnerability of Indian children in different dimensions cannot be undermined. This paper attempts to locate the status of child in development ladder of Indian economy at regional level and shows how the disparity in development indicators actually accelerates the nature of exclusive development. Child Abuse is emphasized as a principal inhibitor in child development. Indian Parliament at last approved “The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Bill 2011.”

Keywords: Rights, Child Development, Health, Education, Child Labour, Child Abuse

Suggested Citation

Roy, Chandan, Child Rights & Child Development in India: A Regional Analysis (July 14, 2013). Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. XXXXV, No. 2, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2606463

Chandan Roy (Contact Author)

Kaliyaganj College ( email )

Kaliyaganj
Uttar Dinajpur, West Bengal
India

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