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In-depth Analysis of child work and education in Belize

 

In-depth Analysis of child work and

education in Belize

 

                                    •      6.4 % persons 5-17 were child labourers

                                    •      3 times males than females  engage in CL

                                    •      79% live in rural areas and work in subsistence agriculture, tourism, home domestics

                                    •      Children 5-14yrs compulsory school age make contribute heavily to C.L, some are involved in forced

                                       prostitution and sex tourism.

                                    •      2/3 of these children should be in school

                                    •      Mayan, latino and minonite  ethnicity are at severe risk. 

      Mostly occurs in large families, single parents families, head of families had less than a primary education.

       Major factors are poverty & limited access to education facilities and cross border activities