Five hundred agricultural child workers of the age group 7-14 years from nine villages of three districts of West Bengal were studied to investigate the socio-economic problems, health hazards and health status.
Majority (65%) were Muslims and the rest were Hindus; 79% were boys and most were the eldest children in the families.
Nearly 65% children were part-time workers of whom 54% were unpaid helpers and the rest mostly received meagre wages of Rs. 5 to 6 per day.
Seventy per cent fathers anhd 96% mothers were illiterate.
Mots-clés Pascal : Activité professionnelle, Enfant, Bengale Occidental, Agriculture, Statut socioéconomique, Santé, Enfant maltraité, Homme, Inde, Asie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Professional activity, Child, West Bengal, Agriculture, Socioeconomic status, Health, Child abuse, Human, India, Asia
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0359875
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.