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Title: Study on child labour in automobile workshops of Peshawar, Pakistan
Authors: Khan, H.
Hameed, A.
Afridi, A.K.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: English
Abstract: To determine the characteristics of children working in car workshops in Peshawar, a descriptive survey was conducted from June to November 2005 of 200 boys [6-15 years] randomly selected from 32 workshops. A questionnaire was used to collect socioeconomic and work-related data. The majority of the boys had no or little education, had started work before the age of 10 years and earned < 700 rupees/month. Most of their fathers had little education and were in poorly paid jobs, unemployed or deceased. About 40% of the boys were engaged in mechanical work. Watery eyes [31%], chronic cough [29%] and diarrhoea [22%] were the commonest symptoms reported by the boys and 38% had had a major injury
Description: 1497-1502
Keywords: Industry
Child Psychology
Educational Status
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Child Welfare
ISSN: 1020-3397
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