Abstract

Purpose: To determined the prevalence of the child labor among male primary school students in Mukalla district in Yemen. Methodology: A cross-sectional study was designed to collect data from 5 th grade to 9 th grade primary school students in Mukalla city during the year 2015/2016. Results: The study showed a high prevalence of child labor among school children in Mukalla city (54.2%) where the common reason of child labor is that children have the interest to help their families (69.9%). About (35%) of students reported that they exposed to different kinds of abuse in their owner's place. Child labor affects negatively on their school's achievements and about 20.7% of them thinking to leave school. Educational level of parents did not indicate significant association with child labor (p-value 0.11) Conclusion: High prevalence of child labor may affect on their school achievements and being a predisposing factor to school drop-out.

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SALEM BIN GHOUTH, MOHANNED AMEEN BIN TALEB, AHMED ABDULSALAM HADI, MAJID MUBAREK ALGARZI, AHMED ABDULLAH BAHARTAH, EMAD HAMDI BIN TALEB, KHALED AHMED BA- DOKHON, MOSAED MABKHOOT ALSAYARI, MOSSAB MUNIR KHADER, KHALID MOHAMMED NASSER, SAEED AHMED BAJU, Abdullah. Prevalence of Child Labor among Elementary School Students from 5 th to 9 th Grade in Al Mukalla. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], sep. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2665>. Date accessed: 26 may 2019.