Acceptance, obedience and resistance: Children's perceptions of street trading in Nigeria

Osaiyuwu, Abiodun B., Burch, Sarah and Sandu, Adriana (2022) Acceptance, obedience and resistance: Children's perceptions of street trading in Nigeria. Children and Society, 36 (1). pp. 36-51. ISSN 1099-0860

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Abstract

Street trading is an under-researched form of child labour. This study explores experiences of children aged 10–15 in Nigeria, using interviews and focus groups. Children largely accepted the need to contribute economically to the family, as well as their own school expenses. Trading was demanding, and there were hidden costs, such as reduced school attendance, but an emphasis on obedience made challenge difficult. Children felt resistance, but knowledge of their rights did not support acting on these feelings. Accounts demonstrated the difficulties of living at the intersection of competing constructions of childhood.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: child labour, children's rights, Nigeria, school, street trading
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2021 13:39
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 15:12
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706726

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