CHILD LABOR IN PAKISTAN
 
Chaudhry, F.N., Government College Lahore and Saeed, A., Quaid-I- University, Pakistan
 
The present study investigates the causes of child labor and its effects on child, s personality. The research sample consisted of children (N=100), their parents and ustads (illiterate teachers). Three major research tools i.e Questionnaire, Interviews and HTP were used to collect data. The result showed that main causes of child labor in Pakistan are poverty, illiteracy, over population, lack of awareness about the rights of children and indifferent attitude of law enforcing agencies. Results also reflected that child labor badly effect, s the personality of children by creating serious physical and psychological problems. They suffer physical ailments like tuberculosis and psychological problems like anxiety, depression and stress.