Child labor in the tourism industry in Jordan

Khalid Magablih, Mahmood Naamneh

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This study seeks to investigate the sociocultural dimensions of child labor in the tourism sector in Jordan. It focuses primarily on the causes, conditions, and consequences of such rising, yet alarming, phenomenon in the Jordanian society. An extensive scholarly work has been done on child labor in an attempt to realize the magnitude, causes, and impact of the problem. Nonetheless, child labor in tourism has not received adequate attention from scholars, professionals, or officials. Tourism has recently become an important realm that pulls in a significant number of children. Poverty and disenchantment with the educational system are considered major factors behind child labor in Jordan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-97
Number of pages9
JournalTourism Analysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Child labor
  • Globalization
  • Jordan
  • Poverty
  • Sociocultural
  • Tourism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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