Protecting Youth at Work: Health, Safety, and Development of Working Children and Adolescents in the United States
National Research Council (U. S.) Committee on the Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor, Institute of Medicine Staff, NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON THE HEALTH, National Research Council And Institute, Committee on the Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor, Division Of Behavioral And Social Scienc, National Research Council Staff, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, Commission On Behavioral And Social Scie, Health and Safety Implications of Child Labor Committee, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Commission, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Staff
National Academies Press, Nov 19, 1998 - Business & Economics - 318 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.
Protecting Youth at Work looks at what is known about work done by children and adolescents and the effects of that work on their physical and emotional health and social functioning. The committee recommends specific initiatives for legislators, regulators, researchers, and employers.
This book provides historical perspective on working children and adolescents in America and explores the framework of child labor laws that govern that work. The committee presents a wide range of data and analysis on the scope of youth employment, factors that put children and adolescents at risk in the workplace, and the positive and negative effects of employment, including data on educational attainment and lifestyle choices.
Protecting Youth at Work also includes discussions of special issues for minority and disadvantaged youth, young workers in agriculture, and children who work in family-owned businesses.
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