ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Case Study of Kolkata

Insecurities of 'Roaming Working Children'

An exploratory study of children who live on the street without any contact with their families or those who are "roaming working children" looks at the relationships that these children share with the people around them and the insecurities in these relationships. The children develop "friendships" with complete strangers which infl uence their lifestyles and decision-making processes. Interestingly, they are more comfortable seeking the protection of drug dealers and family members who live on the street than of the police and NGO workers.



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