The psychosocial impact of child domestic work: a study from India and the Philippines.

  title={The psychosocial impact of child domestic work: a study from India and the Philippines.},
  author={Therese Hesketh and J. Gamlin and Michelle Ong and Agnes Zenaida V Camacho},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={97 9},
The aim of the study was to explore the effects of domestic employment on the well-being of child domestic workers (CDWs) in India and the Philippines. A questionnaire was administered to 700 CDWs and 700 school-attending controls in the two countries. In India, 36% of CDWs started work before age 12, 48% worked because of poverty or to repay loans, 46% worked >10 h per day, and 31% were physically punished by employers. Filipino CDWs were mainly migrants from rural areas, 47% were working to… CONTINUE READING

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