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The Life Conditions And TheirFuture Expectations Of The Child LabourAt The Street


  • Yener Sisman

    () (Anadolu University)


In Turkey, most of the studies about children at work investigate specific sec- tors but studies about children working at street are limited. The purpose of this study is to determine current conditions and problems of children wor- king at street and improve solutions. In this study, descriptive method was used. The study was conducted in Eskiflehir and 198 children (185 male, 13 female) ages between 5 and 14 were participated to study. Data were collected by a questionnaire including 47 items and illustrated in frequency and percentage scattegrams. According to the findings most of the children working at street are male and ages between 9-14, from low income families, trading food/non-food, working whole year, earning montly 200.000.000 TLor below,being fed at streets, living with families and having no bad habits.

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  • Yener Sisman, 2006. "The Life Conditions And TheirFuture Expectations Of The Child LabourAt The Street," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 6(2), pages 251-276, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:6:y:2006:i:2:p:251-276

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    1. Boselie, J.P.P.E.F. & van der Wiele, A., 2001. "Employee Perceptions of HRM and TQM and the Effects on Satisfaction and INtention to Leave," ERIM Report Series Research in Management ERS-2001-42-ORG, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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    1. Mert, Kader & Kadıoğlu, Hasibe, 2014. "The reasons why children work on the streets: A sample from Turkey," Children and Youth Services Review, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 171-180.

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    Child Labour; Working Street Children; Social Policy.;

    JEL classification:

    • J00 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - General
    • J81 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Working Conditions


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