Table 1

Profile of parents interviewed

Participant characteristicsClassificationNumber of parents (n=20)
Age (in years)20–304
31–4014
41–502
EducationPrimary/secondary school2
High school10
Higher-secondary4
Undergraduate4
Occupation*Unemployed1
Skilled worker10
Semi-skilled worker2
Professional1
Self-employed5
Monthly income
(INR and USD)
<10 000 (<US$140)4
<20 000 (<US$285)11
<30 000 (<US$420)2
>30 000 (>US$420)3
  • Semi-skilled workers included office helper, security personnel etc.

  • *Skilled workers included carpenters, drivers, mechanics, electricians, tailors etc.