Migrants’ kids at risk: CDRI
Instead of attending classes, many of the children take up jobs to add to the family’s earnings in between remittances or to make up for shortfalls. Children from migrant households are 27 per cent more likely to have income-earning work, and for child labourers who were already employed before the adults left, their burden increases; migration is likely to add 7.4 hours on children’s workload per week, according to the report.
Caption: A young Cambodian boy loads bricks into a kiln in Kandal province last year. A new report suggests that children of migrant workers are more likely to stop schooling and join the labour force. Photo: The Phnom Penh Post/Hong Menea