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Supporting children in their working lives: obstacles and opportunities within the international policy environment

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  • Karen Moore

    (Mahbub Ul Haq Centre for Human Development, Islamabad, Pakistan)

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    In this paper, the international policy environment surrounding child work is reviewed, in order to locate the emerging opportunities and persistent obstacles faced by development practitioners who consider working children as active agents, rather than subjects, of development, and aim to support the economic livelihoods of this population. Shifts in the child work-child labour debate are examined in light of the ways in which 'childhood' and 'work' have been constructed, and in the context of current understandings of the causes and consequences of child work. Copyright © 2000 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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    Article provided by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. in its journal Journal of International Development.

    Volume (Year): 12 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 531-548

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    Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:12:y:2000:i:4:p:531-548

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    1. Ben White, 1996. "Globalization and the child labor problem," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 8(6), pages 829-839.
    2. White, B.N.F., 1996. "Globalization and the child labour problem," ISS Working Papers - General Series 18923, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
    3. Jo Boyden & William Myers, 1995. "Exploring Alternative Approaches to Combating Child Labour: Case studies from developing countries," Innocenti Occasional Papers, Child Rights Series iopcrs95/4, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre.
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    1. Drusilla K. Brown & Alan Deardorff & Robert Stern, 2004. "The Effects of Multinational Production on Wages and Working Conditions in Developing Countries," NBER Chapters, in: Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics, pages 279-330 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Harper, Caroline & Marcus, Rachel & Moore, Karen, 2003. "Enduring Poverty and the Conditions of Childhood: Lifecourse and Intergenerational Poverty Transmissions," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 31(3), pages 535-554, March.

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