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Children at Work [microform] / Elias Mendelievich, Ed
Bib ID 5454569
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland)
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1980 
181 p. 
ISBN 9789221020721

The aim of this book is to examine the problem of child labor in various parts of the world: to make the phenomenon known, to analyze its causes, and to propose possible solutions. In Part I (by Elias Mendelievich), an introduction first outlines the problem. Chapter 2 examines pertinent international and national legislation and the International Labour Office's (ILO's) work in this area. Chapter 3 describes the extent of child labor, the types of employment relationship, and the dominant sectors of activity. Chapter 4 addresses working conditions and environment, and chapter 5 examines children's living conditions and the effects of labor on the child. Chapter 6 discusses problems of education and training, and chapter 7 makes recommendations for improving the working and living conditions of child workers and for eventually eliminating child labor. Part II (chapters 8 to 17) presents monographs dealing with aspects of child labor in 10 countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Southern Europe (Argentina--Center for Labor Studies and Research; Greece--Theodora Papaflessa, Sofia Spiliotopoulos; India--K.D. Gangrade; Indonesia--F. Soeratno; Italy--Elias Mendelievich; Mexico--Graciela Bensusan; Nigeria-- Ben E. Ukpabi; Pakistan--Sabeeha Hafeez; Peru--Rene Rodriguez Heredia; Thailand--Benjamas Prachankhadee and Others.) Appendices contain ILO Convention (No. 138) concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment; Recommendation (No. 146) concerning Minimum Age for Admission to Employment; information received from governments of member states on implementing these international recommendations; a declaration concerning the International Year of the Child by ILO's Director-General; the International Labor Conference's resolution concerning the elimination of child labor; commentary on reproduced photographs; and suggestions for further reading. (RDN)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Child Labor.  |  Child Welfare.  |  Childrens Rights.  |  Cultural Background.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Employer Employee Relationship.  |  Employment Patterns.  |  Employment Statistics.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Labor Legislation.  |  Living Standards.  |  Occupational Safety and Health.  |  Parent Child Relationship.  |  Poverty.  |  Psychological Patterns.  |  Unemployment.  |  Unskilled Workers.  |  Work Environment.  |  International Labour Office  |  Africa Asia Europe (South) Latin America
Form/genre Books.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Mendelievich, Elias, editor  |  International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland)
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