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Incidences and prevalence of child labor among secondary school students: aggregate analysis of gender and other demographics

Monday L.V. Shammah, Boitumelo M. Diale, Anthony Brown

Abstract


This study examined incidences and prevalence of child labour aggregate analysis of gender and other demographics among secondary school students. 6,000 randomly selected participants, ages 12-17 years; 2900 males and 3100 females participated in the study. Data were collected using questionnaire and participants’ schoo l examination records. The data were analysed using percentages. The findings showed evidence of incidences and prevalence of child labour and differential gender and other demographics. Predominantly, child sexual exploitation and child manual labour in agricultural plantations were the most prevalent. Recommendations were that, stakeholders make efficient advocacies for the protection of vulnurable children and deterrent of perpetrators as well as device appropriate intervention strategies.

Keywords: Incidences; prevalence; Child; child labour; gender; aggregate analysis




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