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Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective
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Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective

Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa, David L. Parker, and Thomas J. Scanlon


Child labour constitutes a major public health concern, with estimates that worldwide 110 million children aged 57–14 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 ... More

Keywords: exploitative work, abusive work, labour market, human dignity, rights of children, government programmes, poverty, malnutrition, social disadvantage, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199558582
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa, editor
Associate Professor, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil

David L. Parker, editor
Epidemiologist, Park Nicollet Clinic and Physician, HealthPartners, Minnesota, USA

Thomas J. Scanlon, editor
Consultant in Public Health and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, London

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