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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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  • Karen Moore, 2000. "Supporting children in their working lives: obstacles and opportunities within the international policy environment," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 12(4), pages 531-548.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:jintdv:v:12:y:2000:i:4:p:531-548 DOI: 10.1002/1099-1328(200005)12:4<531::AID-JID689>3.0.CO;2-J
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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.
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    1. Syed Imran Ali Meerza & Biswajit Bacher, 2011. "Socio-economic Condition of Child Worker of Bangladesh in Their Adulthood: An Econometric Analysis," SDSU Working Papers in Progress 22011, South Dakota State University, Department of Economics.
    2. Drusilla K. Brown & Alan V. Deardorff & Robert M. Stern, 2009. "The Effects of Multinational Production on Wages and Working Conditions in Developing Countries," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Globalization And International Trade Policies, chapter 17, pages 623-687 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    3. 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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