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Socio-economic status of the children of sex-workers

The distribution of CSW by socio-economic characteristics include age, sex, religion, marital status, number of family members, visiting times of mother to children, family income (monthly), educational background of mother and friends or peers. Moreover access of CSW in formal education varies by socio economic status. In total, 200 CSW Regarding the participants’ age, about 19.5 percent of the respondents belonged to the age group of below 8 years. Around 49.5 percent of the respondents was found in the age group 9-12 years, where as, 31% respondents was found above 16 years old. The average age of the respondents was (11.25 ) years with a standard deviation of (3.20 ).
Socio-economic status is a key determinant of understanding CSW’s present demographic background. The study found that an overwhelming majority of the respondents (54%) was female and rest of them was male. The percentage of female appears to be higher because of majority of the CSW are female. As a result, the percentage of female students in the study is comparatively greater.

About 93.50% of the respondents were predominantly Muslim and 6.50% was identified themselves as the follower of Hinduism. But no followers of the Christianity and Buddhism were found.

Education is a key constituent of individual’s life and determines the knowledge about something. Parent’s education level has impact on children. In this study, according to survey findings 23 percent mother is educated and 76% is not educated. There is a very poor amount of mother is educated and most of them 19% have not crossed the primary level. Only 3.5% belonged to secondary level but not properly completed whereas two mothers comes from the higher secondery level.