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Child labour : a public health perspective / edited by Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker, Thomas J. Scanlon.

  • Fassa, Anaclaudia G.
Date
2010
  • Books

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Description

"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. A rights 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 the relationship 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"--Provided by publisher.

Publication/Creation

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.

Physical description

xii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword, David Wagman 1. Introduction, Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon Part 1: Child Labour Profile 2. An overview of child labour statistics, Charita L. Castro Part 2: A Model of Child Labour 3. A rights-oriented, public health model of child labour, Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon 4. Public health in the economics of child labour, Eric V. Edmonds 5. The child labour - education - health connection, David Post 6. Social values and child labour, Virginia Morrow and Jo Boyden 7. International law and child labour, David Weissbrodt and Natalie Kohner 8. Children's work and children's rights, Renata M. Coimbra Liborio and Silvia Koller 9. Understanding the health effects of child labour, Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon 9a. Illustrative example - Child labour and health: Work-related injuries, Anaclaudia Fassa 9b. Illustrative example - Child labour and health: Pesticide exposure, Ana Maria Osorio 9c. Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Lead, David L. Parker and Lisa Ide 9d. Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Silicosis and silico-tuberculosis, Raheela Ayub and David L. Parker --
9e. Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: HIV and AIDS, Anita Amorim and Nadine Osseiran 9f. Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Psychosocial and developmental effects, Susan Gunn, David L. Parker and Mary E. Miller Part 3: The Global Response to Child Labour and its Impact 10. Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Brazil - A focus on conditional cash transfers, Ana Lucia Kassouf 11. Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Kenya - A focus on ILO-IPEC and the Timebound Programme, Philista Onyango 12. Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Philippines - A focus on partnerships, Amaryllis T. Torres 12a. Illustrative case study - A case study of a Labour Monitoring Programme: RugMark, Nina Smith 12b. Illustrative case study - A case study of applying guidelines from one country in another: Marshfield, Barbara C. Lee 12c. Illustrative case study - A case study of rights in child labour: Coco-babacu workers in Brazil, Neomi Miyasaka Porro and Anaclaudia Fassa Part 4: Changing the future 13. Health and child labour: Changing the future, Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon.

Languages

  • English


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  • LocationStatus
    Medical Collection
    WA320 2010C53
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ISBN

  • 9780199558582
  • 0199558582