Problem

Stigmatization of manual labour

Other Names:
Contempt for agricultural labour
Unappealing farm labour
Undesirable manual labour
Inappropriate separation between manual and intellectual labour
Claim:

In some countries fledgling urban industrialization or natural modernization make rural living appear unattractive. Traditional society breaks down and there is little to hold large numbers of people to the agricultural life. Government perception that campaigns are needed to return people to the farms as well as to increase the productivity and rewards there is lacking. This may be due in part to political leaders who themselves disdain labour and do not even have the capacity to pose for a photograph with a pick or a sickle in their hands.

Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Date of last update
03.06.2019 – 21:39 CEST