Protecting Youth at Work: Health, Safety, and Development of Working Children and Adolescents in the United States
National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Committee on the Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor
National Academies Press, Dec 18, 1998 - Social Science - 336 pages
In Massachusetts, a 12-year-old girl delivering newspapers is killed when a car strikes her bicycle. In Los Angeles, a 14-year-old boy repeatedly falls asleep in class, exhausted from his evening job. Although children and adolescents may benefit from working, there may also be negative social effects and sometimes danger in their jobs.