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Domestic Workers, Children as

Child domestic workers are female and male minors who perform domestic duties, such as cleaning, taking care of small children, going on errands, or cooking in private households, either for their kin or in households of nonkin. Their work may be paid or unpaid or remunerated in kind. Most of these children can be regarded as mobile working children, as they voluntarily decide to migrate from their rural homes to live and work in an urban household. In doing so, they hope to be able to have better conditions for their school education and their personal development. In many cases, these children can also be relocated from their homes by an intermediary who attains financial benefits for recruiting (minor) domestic workers. This entry examines the ...

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