Children At Work

Publisher:  International Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions
Year Published:  1982  
Pages:  180pp  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2396

This study comes from a project of the International Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Abstract:  This study comes from a project of the International Programme for the Improvement of Working Conditions of the International Labour Organization (ILO). Launched in 1976, the programme is designed to promote or support action by member states to set and attain definite objectives aiming at "making work more human." The aim of this book is to look into the problem of child labour in various parts of the world. Its basic purpose is to make the phenomenon known, to analyze its causes and to put forward possible solutions.

Ten of the monographs - from a total of fifteen prepared in the study - are presented in this volume. An introductory analysis looks at the social, economic and cultural background, the legislative framework, child labour in practice, working conditions and environment, living conditions, education and training, and future action. The monographs present some aspects of child labour in Argentina, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru and Thailand.

A series of appendices (important conventions, recommendations, etc.) and a guide to further reading terminate this booklet.