|Document ID (ISN)||66839|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Factors in the sociocultural environment of child labourers: A study in a small scale leather goods industry in Calcutta
||Dec. 1994, Vol.51, No.12, p.822-825. 7 ref.
||During a study of the occupational health of child workers in several small leather workshops, investigation was made of the sociocultural factors that made it necessary for the children, aged between 7 and 14 years, to work. The psychosocial effects of the same factors were also investigated. Personal interviews were carried out with a prepared questionnaire, and the findings were compared between the working children and a control group of the same number of non-working children from the neighbourhood, matched for age, sex and religion. The foremost cause of taking up employment by the children was poverty. The overall effects found were deprivation of education, lowering of expectations and a blunting of mental faculties. Prolonged, monotonous work in childhood that precludes education and healthy recreation is harmful to children.
||India; social aspects; leather goods industry; child labour
||small enterprises; children; state of health; developing countries; economic aspects; psychological effects; health hazards; conditions of work
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Psychology and sociology
|Broad subject area(s)
||Industries and occupations
||Footwear, leather and fur industry