ATTITUDE TOWARDS EDUCATION AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS OF CHILDREN OF SEX WORKERS: A QUALITATIVE STUDY
Keywords:Children of sex workers, Education, Career aspirations
Education is one of the important aspects of an individual’s life. It tends to influence various aspects of one’s life such as career, employment, socio-economic status and well-being. Children of sex workers are marginalized because of their mother’s profession and live in under privileged conditions where the access to education is minimal. These children attend schools either run by the NGOs or government schools. The current study explored the attitude of children of sex workers towards education and their career aspirations. The data collection was done through interviewing 57 children of sex workers of both genders aged between 12-18 years. The interviews were analysed qualitatively through content analysis. The results showed that these children were motivated to attend school if facilities for extracurricular were available and also were likely to attend if the teachers were supportive and caring.
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