Child Labour

Policy Options

Edited by Kristoffel Lieten and Ben White

Child Labour
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Edited by Kristoffel Lieten and Ben White

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

160 pages | 6 x 8 7/10 | © 2001
Paper $29.95 ISBN: 9789052600086 Published February 2002 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
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.


Children, work and education: Perspectives on policy
       Kristoffel Lieten and Ben White
The rights of the child and the wrongs of child labour: An historical perspective
       Hugh Cunningham
Valuing diverse approaches to child labour
      William E. Myers
Child labour: questions on magnitude
       Kristoffel Leiten
Child labour and education: Revisiting the policy debate
       Alec Fyfe
Child labour and its elimination: Actors and institutions
       Richard Anker
The value of work and school: A study of working children’s perspectives
       Martin Woodhead
Establishing partnerships with working children and youth: Implications for research
       Per Miljeteig

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