Child Mobility and Rural Vulnerability in Senegal

Fafo Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo AIS), Oslo, and l’École nationale d’économie appliquée (ENEA), Dakar
World Bank

Compared to some neighboring countries, Senegal has a relatively low child mobility rate. Yet, concern has been raised about girls who work as domestic servants and boys who leave to study the Koran within informal structures. This report presents information about their numbers and the reasons why they leave their homes. Shocks related to climatic conditions like drought, irregular rainfall, animal disease and locust are especially explored as reasons behind child mobility.

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