The Stakeholder Mindset on Child Labor in the Indian Textile and Clothing Industry

Mathilde Hvid Gram & Mia Skovmand Ebbesen

Student thesis: Master thesis

Abstract

Child labor is one of the leading contemporary problems in today’s globalized world, particularly in developing countries. This paper aims to examine this issue in the context of the Indian textile and clothing industry, as India is home to the largest number of child laborers in the world. Based on quantitative data consisting of six in-depth interviews of identified stakeholders significant to child labor in the Indian textile and clothing industry and prior research on child labor, this paper investigates the foremost contributing factors. This is done through the use of a content and a descriptive analysis. The results of this paper indicate that it is not only previously acknowledged tangible factors that contribute child labor, but also intangible factors such as the mindset of the Indian populace and the Western consumer. Thus, this paper recommends further emphasis on consumer education and the creation of awareness.

EducationsMSc in Business, Language and Culture - Business and Development Studies, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis
LanguageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages165