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Children at Work in Alberta

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  • Lynette Shultz
  • Alison Taylor
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    This paper outlines the issues surrounding a recent move by the Government of Alberta, Canada to lower the accepted working age to 12 years old. The paper places this decision within the wider context of changes i n labour standards in North America and internationally. The lowering of the working age not only contravenes the principles of international labour agreements but is also in tension with other social policy aimed at reducing child poverty, increasing school completion rates, and providing effective transitions for youth.

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    Article provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 431-442

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    Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:32:y:2006:i:4:p:431-442

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    1. Todd R. Stinebrickner & Ralph Stinebrickner, 2000. "Working During School and Academic Performance," UWO Department of Economics Working Papers 20009, University of Western Ontario, Department of Economics.
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