belong to these households. These children were selected because of two reasons.Firstly, they work in different match factories and at the household and secondly, itwas difficult to conduct survey of the working children in different factories becauseof the refusal and non-cooperation of the factory owners for us to do so. All thesehouseholds are working children were surveyed on the basis of Structuralquestionnaire schedules. Moreover, 20 match factories were selected on the basis of stratified proportionate random sampling and structured questionnaire scheduleswere canvassed to collect desired and relevant information from them. Somerelevant data from the secondary (published and unpublished) sources were alsocollected for the study purpose.
III Results and Discussion
3.1 Physical Development
Weight and Height are taken to be good enough to measure the physicaldevelopment of the working children. The age-wise medically prescribed standardnorms of weight and height were taken from
Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, edited by John Macleod,
1975 were taken for presenting the childrenwith or below standard weight and height having their actual weights and heightsthrough the field surveys.In Table 1 the classification of working children according to weight is presented.