Street and Working Children of Delhi,1 India, Misusing Toluene: An Ethnographic Exploration

  title={Street and Working Children of Delhi,1 India, Misusing Toluene: An Ethnographic Exploration},
  author={R. Seth and A. Kotwal and K. Ganguly},
  journal={Substance Use & Misuse},
  pages={1659 - 1679}
  • R. Seth, A. Kotwal, K. Ganguly
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Substance Use & Misuse
  • Our qualitative study explored: the perceptions of street children indulging in whitener fluid misuse; the social, economic, and cultural determinants of use; and users' views regarding effective preventive and control strategies. Forty-five in-depth interviews and three focus group discussions were conducted between March and December 2003. A purposive sample of those working children who were using toluene was selected by Snowball sampling. The paper discusses the: determinants of initiation… CONTINUE READING
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