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Child Labour : A Public Health Perspective - Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa

Child Labour

A Public Health Perspective

By: Anaclaudia Gastal Fassa (Editor), David L. Parker (Editor), Thomas J. Scanlon (Editor)

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Published: 9th June 2010
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Child labour has long been a major public health concern. Worldwide, an estimated 110 million children aged 5 to 14 years are engaged in hazardous work. This book takes a fresh look at the causes and consequences of child labour using a rights-oriented public health perspective. This perspective means that child labour is not just explored in terms of its impact on the health of individual children. Instead, child labour is considered in terms human rights and the economic, social and health effects on children, their families and the wider community. The book provides a thorough examination of the inter-relationships between economics, education, social values such as gender and religion, legislation and its enforcement, and above all human rights. Key health issues are discussed including hazard exposure, accidents, HIV and the psychosocial effects of child labour. A series of case studies describe the progress, or otherwise, that has been made at national level as well as some of the paradoxes faced by nations and communities trying to address the worst effects of child labour. The authors conclude with a discussion of how a rights-oriented public health perspective can assist in identifying sustainable solutions to child labour. This book will be of use to academics and students involved in health, health policy, social sciences, and development disciplines. Readers involved in international public health policy or working for non-governmental organizations, will also find it an invaluable resource.

Their book makes a compelling case for an important public health issue requiring urgent and multi-organisational action. * Public Health Today *
They suceed in highlighting the central issues without overlooking or downplaying the overarching complexities involved. * Public Health Today *

David Wagman: Foreword 1: Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: Introduction Part 1: Child Labour Profile 2: Charita L. Castro: An overview of child labour statistics Part 2: A Model of Child Labour 3: Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: A rights-oriented, public health model of child labour 4: Eric V. Edmonds: Public health in the economics of child labour 5: David Post: The child labour - education - health connection 6: Virginia Morrow and Jo Boyden: Social values and child labour 7: David Weissbrodt and Natalie Kohner: International law and child labour 8: Renata M. Coimbra Liborio and Silvia Koller: Children's work and children's rights 9: Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: Understanding the health effects of child labour 9a: Anaclaudia Fassa: Illustrative example - Child labour and health: Work-related injuries 9b: Ana Maria Osorio: Illustrative example - Child labour and health: Pesticide exposure 9c: David L. Parker and Lisa Ide: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Lead 9d: Raheela Ayub and David L. Parker: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Silicosis and silico-tuberculosis 9e: Anita Amorim and Nadine Osseiran: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: HIV and AIDS 9f: Susan Gunn, David L. Parker and Mary E. Miller: Illustrative example - Child Labour and health: Psychosocial and developmental effects Part 3: The Global Response to Child Labour and its Impact 10: Ana Lúcia Kassouf: Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Brazil - A focus on conditional cash transfers 11: Philista Onyango: Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Kenya - A focus on ILO-IPEC and the Timebound Programme 12: Amaryllis T. Torres: Eradicating child labour: Country-wide case studies. Philippines - A focus on partnerships 12a: Nina Smith: Illustrative case study - A case study of a Labour Monitoring Programme: RugMark 12b: Barbara C. Lee: Illustrative case study - A case study of applying guidelines from one country in another: Marshfield 12c: Neomi Miyasaka Porro and Anaclaudia Fassa: Illustrative case study - A case study of rights in child labour: Coco-babaçu workers in Brazil Part 4: Changing the future 13: Anaclaudia Fassa, David L. Parker and Tom Scanlon: Health and child labour: Changing the future

ISBN: 9780199558582
ISBN-10: 0199558582
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 9th June 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.49