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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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The child labour–education–health connection

The child labour–education–health connection

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(p.55) Chapter 5 The child labour–education–health connection
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Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective
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David Post

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.003.0005

This chapter first discusses the relationship between education and child labour, then, the evidence for a health-benefit from school participation. It reviews the strategies used by governments and schools to attract and support working children in schools thereby, indirectly, reducing the incidence of child labour. Finally, it presents a broader theoretical overview of the problem of school participation, including non-governmental and grassroots organizing efforts on behalf of working children.

Keywords:   child labour, education, school participation, working children, child welfare

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