Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective

Paperback | August 15, 2010

EditorAnaclaudia Gastal Fassa, David L. Parker, Thomas J. Scanlon

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Child labour constitutes a major public health concern, with estimates that world-wide 110 million children aged 5-14 years are engaged in labour that can be described as hazardous or intolerable. This book examines both the rights oriented and public health perspectives on child labour. Arights approach ensures that exploitative and abusive work is considered not just in terms of a labour market or health rights approach, but also in terms of human dignity and the solutions that preserve the rights of children and communities. The public health approach is steeped in therelationship between individuals and their community, seeking to identify how the presence (or absence) of government programmes and policies affects those involved. The economics perspective is also presented early in the book, to aid understanding of the causes and consequences of child labour,before the alternate public health and sociological views are presented. The editors examine factors such as poverty, malnutrition, social disadvantage, gender, globalisation, and education, and look at both physical and psychological threats.This book will be of use to academics and students involved in health, health policy, social sciences and development disciplines. Those actively involved public health initiatives, such as policy makers, and non-governmental organisations, will also find this an invaluable resource.

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Child labour constitutes a major public health concern, with estimates that world-wide 110 million children aged 5-14 years are engaged in labour that can be described as hazardous or intolerable. This book examines both the rights oriented and public health perspectives on child labour. Arights approach ensures that exploitative and a...

Anaclaudia Fassa is an epidemiologist and since 1995 has been Associate Professor of the post-graduate programme in epidemiology of the Federal University of Pelotas. She was a Fulbright Scholar and Takemi Fellow in International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health in 1999. She received her PhD in Epidemiology from the Fed...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:August 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558582

ISBN - 13:9780199558582

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David Wagman: Foreword1. Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: IntroductionPart 1: Child Labour Profile2. Charita L. Castro: An overview of child labour statisticsPart 2: A Model of Child Labour3. Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: A rights-oriented, public health model of child labour4. Eric V. Edmonds: Public health in the economics of child labour5. David Post: The child labour - education - health connection6. Virginia Morrow and Jo Boyden: Social values and child labour7. David Weissbrodt and Natalie Kohner: International law and child labour8. Renata M. Coimbra Liborio and Silvia Koller: Children's work and children's rights9. Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: Understanding the health effects of child labour9a. Anaclaudia Fassa: Illustrative example - Child labour and health: Work-related injuries9b. Ana Maria Osorio: Illustrative example - Child labour and health: Pesticide exposure9c. David L. Parker and Lisa Ide: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Lead9d. Raheela Ayub and David L. Parker: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Silicosis and silico-tuberculosis9e. Anita Amorim and Nadine Osseiran: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: HIV and AIDS9f. Susan Gunn, David L. Parker and Mary E. Miller: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Psychosocial and developmental effectsPart 3: The Global Response to Child Labour and its Impact10. Ana Lucia Kassouf: Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Brazil - A focus on conditional cash transfers11. Philista Onyango: Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Kenya - A focus on ILO-IPEC and the Timebound Programme12. Amaryllis T. Torres: Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Philippines - A focus on partnerships12a. Nina Smith: Illustrative case study - A case study of a Labour Monitoring Programme: RugMark12b. Barbara C. Lee: Illustrative case study - A case study of applying guidelines from one country in another: Marshfield12c. Neomi Miyasaka Porro and Anaclaudia Fassa: Illustrative case study - A case study of rights in child labour: Coco-babacu workers in BrazilPart 4: Changing the future13. Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: Health and child labour: Changing the future