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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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Child labour and health: Changing the future

Child labour and health: Changing the future

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(p.253) Chapter 13 Child labour and health: Changing the future
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Child Labour: A Public Health Perspective
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Anaclaudia G. Fassa

David L. Parker

Thomas J. Scanlon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558582.003.0022

This chapter summarizes the key findings that have emerged from an examination of a rights-oriented public health model of child labour. It considers what comprises appropriate child work and makes recommendations for further action to more effectively address child labour. It argues that simple eradication of all children's work is not currently an option. The impact of child labour on health varies and considerable research remains to be done on linking work of different intensities, at particular ages and with regard to gender and socioeconomic circumstances to different outcomes. The harm that children experience manifests itself in many guises with acute, latent, and chronic effects on the child and the wider community. Work that is identified as harmful should be addressed so that either the hazards are eliminated or sufficiently mitigated, or the work is halted. Measures taken to address harm should be undertaken with the community rather than on the community.

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

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