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International Journal of Home Science

2023, VOL. 9 ISSUE 2, PART D

Health status of rag pickers, factory workers and domestic workers in relation to their family environment

Author(s): Dr. Nasreen Gazdar and Dr. Nazneen Gazdar
Abstract:
The study has been undertaken to determine the problem of girl child labour. The issue of child labour has being a great concern in recent times all over the world. Most studies however delimit their analysis to the victims of child labour without mentioning the girl child labour as a separate entity. Child labour among girls is a much bigger problem than child labour alone. The fact that millions of girls in India are languishing in hard work is not just a matter that affects the girl or their families. It is an enormous loss to the whole country and humanity itself. An incidental purposive sample of 300 girl child labour aged 8-14 years of age studied, within the municipal limits of Jodhpur City, Rajasthan. Out of these 300 girl child laborer, 100 were rag pickers, 100 were factory workers and 100 were domestic servants. After the selection of the rag pickers localities, the family environment scale was administered on the selected sample. They were taken individually and in small groups. The finding leads to the conclusion that more rag pickers were malnourished as compared to domestic servants and factory workers. It was observed that that health status of Rag pickers suffers poorer health because they are more exposed to unhealthy surroundings, poverty and a lack of values attached to the girl child as a comp to are two factory workers and factory workers. This research will develop a theoretical perspective to get better insight into the problems of girl child labourers. Hence a growing body both at national and international levels will focused on the girl child's rights to survival, health care, nutrition, education social opportunities and protection. Strict implementation of laws will serve as an important preventive measure. This research will guide that this is the responsibility and concern of everyone.
Pages: 220-223  |  394 Views  272 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Nasreen Gazdar, Dr. Nazneen Gazdar. Health status of rag pickers, factory workers and domestic workers in relation to their family environment. Int J Home Sci 2023;9(2):220-223.

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