Child labour in prostitution

In-depth study on the situation of child labour in prostitution

This study was based on two theoretical underpinnings, the Push-pull factors and the Symbolic Interactionism. The PUSHPULL factors is a migration theory that suggests that circumstances at the place of origin (such as poverty and unemployment) repel or push people out of that place to other places that exert a positive attraction or pull (such as a high standard of living or job opportunities).

The prostitution of children is one of the most repugnant proofs of human degradation because innocent and powerless young people are its victims. Children in prostitution refers to male and female children under the age of 18, “who for money, profit, or any other consideration or due to the coercion or influence of any adult, syndicate or group, indulge in sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct” (R.A. 7610).