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Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective$
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Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa, David L. Parker, and Thomas J. Scanlon

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558582

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.001.0001

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Public health in the economics of child labour

Public health in the economics of child labour

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(p.45) Chapter 4 Public health in the economics of child labour
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Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective
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Eric V. Edmonds

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.003.0004

Public health is important in the child labour discussion for more reasons than just the consequences of child labour. The morbidity and mortality of caregivers and earners may be central in understanding how children end up in dangerous or exploitive conditions. This chapter outlines how public health issues enter into the economics of child labour. It examines both how public health influences child labour and how child labour influences child health. It begins by reviewing the state of economic research on why children work.

Keywords:   child labour, caregivers, child welfare, public health, child health

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