As reported by the Inter Press News Service, some 60% of Dominicans believe that some work is reasonable or beneficial for children, as long as it doesn't interfere with schooling or cause physical or mental harm. A majority also do not see child labor as a major social problem.
Tasks appropriate to a child's age and that do not interfere with a child's schooling and leisure time can be a normal part of growing up in a rural environment. Indeed, many types of work experience for children can be positive, providing them with practical and social skills for work as adults. Improved self-confidence, self-esteem and work skills are attributes often found in young people engaged in some aspects of farm work.