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AbstractPrevious studies of child labor among the Gwembe Tonga of Zimbabwe indicate that girls and boys have differing work loads and responsibilities from an early age (Reynolds, 1991). This study documents the work and responsibilities of Tonga girls living on the Zambian side of Lake Kariba. Using daily diet and work journals collected during 1997 and 2000 by Gillett-Netting are used to make a survey of the variety of work done by twelve to seventeen year old girls is analyzed. The type of work is categorized based on how essential that job is to basic family survival. The total tasks in each category then analyzed shows the majority of the work performed is done to support the family unit. This illustrates that girls work for the Gwembe Tonga of Zambia is essential to family subsistence and survival.
Degree ProgramHonors College