Child Labour: Policy Options
Kristoffel Lieten, Benjamin White
Aksant Academic Publishers, 2001 - Law - 160 pages
This book aims to fill an important gap in the child labour literature by bringing together a selection of policy perspectives on child labour issues by authors who stand at the forefront of research and/or policy analysis in the field. Many of the contributions comment on the changing dynamics of discourse on childhood, child work, education and the relations between them. In academic circles, new perspectives view children not as passive recipients of experience and 'socialization' but as more active participants and contributors to their own development and social worlds. These ideas have far-reaching implications for our understanding of children's competences, rights, responsibilities and needs, and their (potential) sources of resilience in the face of risk, adversity and abuse. Apart from stimulating a more realistic debate on the issue of 'child labour' world-wide, this volume contributes to the process of more empirically grounded research that will bring into the open the many social, economic and psychological aspects that are associated with children when they get involved in whatever form of work.
18 pages matching poor families in this book
Results 1-3 of 18
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The rights of the child and the wrongs of child labour
Valuing diverse approaches to child labour
questions on magnitude
6 other sections not shown
action activities actors and institutions agenda Anker argued Article attending school Bangladesh basic education Bhima Sangha Boyden cent chil child employment child labour issues child labour problem child rights child workers childhood children and youth children's organisations children's rights concern Conference context cultural Cunningham Dakar debate decade developing countries discourse discussion dren economic effects eliminating child labour elimination of child employers example exploitation feel focus forms of child Fyfe girls global governments groups hazardous household human capital ILO Convention important income India industrialised countries industry interests International Labour IPEC IREWOC Jomtien Kundapur labour market ment million minimum age Minimum Age Convention mobilisation Myers NGOs nomic number of children of'child labour parents participation poor families poverty primary education protection recognised responsibility role school attendance sector social society South Asia strategies tion UNESCO UNICEF Weiner Woodhead World Bank worst forms young