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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: [demographic, Socioeconomic, And Health Profile Of Working And Non-working Brazilian Children And Adolescents: An Analysis Of Inequalities].
Author: Miquilin, Isabella de Oliveira Campos
Marín-León, Leticia
Luz, Verônica Gronau
La-Rotta, Ehideé Isabel Gómez
Corrêa Filho, Heleno Rodrigues
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to describe the work done by Brazilian children and adolescents and compare the socioeconomic and health profile of those that worked (or were looking for work) versus non-working youngsters. Based on the 2008 Brazilian National Sample Household Survey (PNAD/2008), we selected children and adolescents 5 to 17 years of age, divided into two analytical categories: workers (working or looking for employment) and non-workers. We calculated prevalence rates for the characteristics of their main work, as well as socioeconomic and health variables comparing the two categories. Poisson regression was used to estimate prevalence ratios, adjusted by health characteristics, with non-workers as the reference category. Compared to non-workers, the workers category was associated with a higher proportion of boys; age 14 to 17 years; black or brown skin color; lower school attendance; and worse housing conditions. Child labor was associated with worse self-rated health; chronic backache; arthritis or rheumatism; and depression. Effective policies to support families need to be strengthened to effectively fight child labor.
Citation: Cadernos De Saúde Pública. v. 31, n. 9, p. 1856-1870, 2015-Sep.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0102-311X00142214
Date Issue: 2015
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