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Title:Market women's attitude towards child labour in Nigeria: the influence of parental and environmental factors
Author:Adejuwon, Grace A.ISNI
Year:2008
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Volume:23
Issue:2
Pages:157-184
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:social environment
market women
attitudes
child labour
Abstract:This paper examines the influence of parental and social environment factors on the attitude of market women towards child labour. The study population consisted of 300 market women from two major markets in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The research instrument used was a questionnaire. The results show that market women in polygamous settings, those with no education, those living in rural and semi-rural areas, as well as those with a low level of social support, all had a positive attitude towards child labour, while market women in monogamous settings, those with education, those living in urban areas as well as those with a high level of social support, all had negative attitudes towards child labour. Thus factors such as level of social support, coping mechanisms, level of education, health status, level of income and stressful life events, all had an impact on the women's attitude towards child labour. Recommendations to address this situation conclude the paper. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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