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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.5, Nov. 2015, Pub. Date: Dec. 6, 2015
Socio-economic Status of Child Beggars in Dhaka City
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[01] Md. Kamruzzaman, Department of Criminology and Police Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[02] Md. Abdul Hakim, Department of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Faculty of Life Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail, Bangladesh.
The study was conducted in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh taking 70.73% boys and 29.29% girls using convenience sampling method. About 41.46% respondents were 2501-3000 BDT and 9.75% were 1001-1500 BDT and 3001-3500 BDT earners having 82.92% respondents no link with other occupations. Some 53.66% fathers of the respondents were rickshaw pullers, 17.07% farmers and beggars as well as 46.34% mothers of respondents were housewives, 26.83% beggars and day labours in occupation. About 60.97% respondents came in begging from the slums and 63.41% respondents adopt begging due to their poverty and 34.15% were forced beggars forced by parents (24.39%), friends (26.83%) and kidnappers (19.51%).
Child Beggars, Socio-economic Status, Dhaka City
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