Sexual exploitation and labor during adolescence: A case study | Exploração sexual e trabalho na adolescência: Um estudo de caso

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Author list: Koller S
Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
Publication year: 2011
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 3
Start page: 881
End page: 896
Number of pages: 16
ISSN: 1657-9267
Languages: Portuguese-Portugal (PT-PT), Spanish-Spain (ES-ES)


The present article focused on the perception of sexual exploitation as a
job, using a single case study design. The aim of the study was to
investigate the case of a 14 year-old girl, involved in commercial
sexual exploitation, who considered this situation as her labor
activity. A content analysis showed protective and risk factors as
categories, especially related to her labor activities. The girl
perceived the sexual exploitation activity as a job that provided
autonomy, subsistence, and survival. The study revealed that the
negative effects of working during adolescence may bring consequences to
health and development. Youth work may be defined as a risk factor,
especially when the labour conditions are not adequate and protected.


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