Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work by Michael F. C. BourdillonRights and Wrongs of Children's Work by Michael F. C. Bourdillon

Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work

byMichael F. C. Bourdillon

Paperback | December 1, 2010

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Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work, authored by an interdisciplinary team of experts, incorporates recent theoretical advances and experiences to explore the place of labor in children's lives and development.

This groundbreaking book considers international policies governing children's work and the complexity of assessing the various effects of their work. The authors question current child labor policies and interventions, which, even though pursued with the best intentions, too often fail to protect children against harm or promote their access to education and other opportunities for decent futures. They argue for the need to re-think the assumptions that underlie current policies on the basis of empirical evidence, and they recommend new approaches to advance working children's well-being and guarantee their human rights.

Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work
condemns the exploitation and abuse of child workers and supports the right of all children to the best quality, free education that society can afford. At the same time, the authors recognize the value, and sometimes the necessity, of work in growing up, and the reality that a "workless" childhood, without responsibilities, is not good preparation for adult life in any environment.
MICHAEL F. C. BOURDILLON is a professor emeritus in the department of sociology at the University of Zimbabwe. He has worked with street children in Harare, and with working children regionally and internationally, and is the author and editor of several books including Earning a Life: Working Children in Zimbabwe.DEBORAH LEVISON, an e...
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Title:Rights and Wrongs of Children's WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2010Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813548896

ISBN - 13:9780813548890

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"In Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work, the authors provide us with a definitive and balanced examination of why it is that the majority of the world's children's work for a living. This is an excellent book, which has clearly been designed to engage both the novice and expert. The clarity of reflective thought in this book is particularly impressive and reassuring."