Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambodia:

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Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambodia:

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:52 pm

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2019 Oct 15
Mellissa H. Withers, Editor


The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of the childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers (FEWs) in Cambodia.

Results
Most participants came from childhood homes without electricity (82.0%) or running water (87.0%). Most women moved to the city in the last ten years (80.5%) for economic reasons (43.7%). About a third worked in the garment industry prior to the entertainment industry (36.7%). Participation in transactional sex in the past three months was reported by 36.0%. Women reported low condom use practices with non-paying partners (23.4% used a condom at last sex), excessive and forced alcohol use at work (33.1% reported being forced to drink alcohol at work more than once a month), low modern contraception use (31.4% was using modern contraception), and experiences of gender-based violence (23.3% reported verbal threats, physical abuse or forced sex in the past six months).

*Emojis in the following table have randomly appeared in the post and aren't part of the original study data*

Socio-demographic characteristics of female entertainment workers.
Socio-demographic characteristics Total (n = 600)
Number (%)
Mean age of the participants (SD) 24.3 (3.72)
Type of area participants were born
Rural 387 (64.5)
Urban 213 (35.5)
Parents living status
Both are death 35 (5.83)
Both still living 344 (57.4)
Mother or father still living 219 (36.5)
Don't know 2 (0.3)
Roofing of house in childhood
Iron/Aluminum 253 (42.2)
Ceramic tiles 84 (14.0)
Thatch/leaves 251 (41.8)
Other (wood planks, plastic sheet) 12 (2.0)
Piped water into participant's home in childhood
No 522 (87.0)
Yes 76 (12.7)
Not Sure 2 (0.3)
Electricity used at participant's home in childhood
No 492 (82.0)
Yes 107 (17.8)
Not Sure 1 (0.2)
Main material of the floor of participant's home in childhood
Wood/bamboo planks 517 (86.2)
Cement/stone 30 (5.0)
Clay 35 (5.8)
Ceramic tiles 11 (1.8)
Not sure 7 (1.17)
Often not have enough food in childhood
No 269 (44.8)
Yes 321 (53.5)
Not Sure 10 (1.7)
Family can afford to send to school in childhood
No 88 (14.7)
Yes 512 (85.3)
Education [in year, median, (IQR)]
Primary (0–6) 276 (46.0)
Secondary School (7–9) 238 (39.7)
High school (10–12) 75 (12.5)
University education (>12) 11 (1.8)
Current marital status
Married and living together 97 (16.2)
Married, but not living together 19 (3.2)
Widowed/divorced/separated 209 (34.8)
Never married, not living with a sexual partner 219 (36.5)
Never married, but living with a sexual partner 56 (9.3)
Type of house currently living
My own/ family house 64 (10.7)
Rental house on my own 155 (25.8)
Rental house with my family 170 (28.3)
Rental house shared with friends 58 (9.7)
Dormitory at my work place 153 (25.5)
Number of children
None 324 (54.0)
One child 187 (31.2)
Two or more 89 (14.8)
Currently living with
Boyfriend/sweetheart 58 (9.7)
Husband 34 (5.7)
Family (parents, siblings, children) 81 (13.5)
Relatives 196 (32.7)
Friends/colleagues 231 (38.5)
Mean number of people depend on for living (SD) 2.75 (1.9)
Anyone else contributing to support family
None 200 (33.3)
Boyfriend/sweetheart 8 (1.33)
Husband 63 (10.5)
Family (parents, siblings, children) 315 (52.5)
Relatives 14 (2.3)

full extensive https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6793882/
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Re: Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambod

Post by Mishmash » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:18 pm

Good Study..

KTV's are the best places to meet Female Entertainment Workers closely followed by Restaurants/Cafe's.

No wonder Amazon cafe is popular nowadays - what a dark horse.

The second finding confirms my suspicions - 10+ drinks a night with 4+ nights a week - they can drink most men under the table.
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Post by Anthony's Weiner » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:08 pm

I guess on the bright side only 15% are living with their husband or boyfriend. It is a very impressive study although depressing when you see the backgrounds of these women. Less than 20% grew up with electricity or running water, wow, brutal conditions
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Re: Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambod

Post by John Bingham » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:50 pm

Interesting study. I was wondering what the hell it all meant from the OP's quote but it's clearer if you click on the link.
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Post by Mishmash » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 am

I agree it was a very good study - not the usual biased garbage.

My only criticism is the working places demographic does not reflect the actual ratios in real life.

Type of venue best describes current job in entertainment
Karaoke bar 357 (59.5)
Massage parlor 14 (2.3)
Beer garden 50 (8.3)
Restaurant/cafe 175 (29.2)
Freelance (street, public parks) 4 (0.7)

There are far far more beer gardens even if you add them to the restaurant/cafe than KTVs.

Hostess bars apparently weren't included.

On the upside, the questionnaire also gives several topics to talk to the ladies next time I am graced with their company.
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Re: Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambod

Post by Kung-fu Hillbilly » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:40 am

Mishmash wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 am

My only criticism is the working places demographic does not reflect the actual ratios in real life.
It may not have been possible to get an exact representation of the industry as I imagine some women may have been reticent or reluctant to participate.
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Re: Childhood conditions, pathways to entertainment work and current practices of female entertainment workers in Cambod

Post by Mishmash » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:43 am

Kung-fu Hillbilly wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:40 am
Mishmash wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 am

My only criticism is the working places demographic does not reflect the actual ratios in real life.
It may not have been possible to get an exact representation as I imagine some women may have been reticent to participate.
Sounds reasonable - the beer gardens are more conservative.

BTW - the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions is staggering - that's opened my eyes.

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Post by Mishmash » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:49 am

Never knew this - it's an eye opener for me...

Experienced unwanted pregnancy in lifetime 265 (44.2)
Experienced unwanted pregnancy in the past 12 months 97 (36.6)
Had an abortion in lifetime 210 (79.2)
Mean number of abortion in life time (SD) 1.7 (1.3)
1 time 135 (64.3)
2 to 3 62 (29.5)
4 or more 13 (6.2)
Mean number of abortion in the past 12 months (SD) 0.5 (0.6)
None 127 (60.5)
1 time 72 (34.3)
2 or more 11 (5.2)
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