Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter

Child Labor and Human Rights: Making Children Matter

by Burns H. Weston
     
 

Child Labor and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of child labor from a human rights perspective. The authors consider the connections between human rights and abusive child labor, the pros and cons of a rights-based approach to the problem, and specific strategies for effective change. They make an indispensable contribution to the… See more details below

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Child Labor and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the phenomenon of child labor from a human rights perspective. The authors consider the connections between human rights and abusive child labor, the pros and cons of a rights-based approach to the problem, and specific strategies for effective change. They make an indispensable contribution to the growing effort to abolish abusive and exploitive child labor practices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588263490
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
540
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1Rethinking child labor : a multidimensional human rights problem3
2Defining child labor as if human rights really matter27
3Child labor and the rights of children : historical patterns of decline and persistence55
4Child labor standards : from treaties to labels87
5Translating standards into practice : confronting transnational barriers117
6Translating standards into practice : confronting local barriers143
7Combating child labor in Tanzania : a beginning169
8Combating child labor in the Philippines : listening to children187
9Combating child labor in Brazil : social movements in action209
10Abolishing child labor : a multifaceted human rights solution235
11Conceiving child labor in human rights terms : can it mobilize progressive change?267
12Working children as change makers : perspectives from the south293
13Shifting positions on child labor : the views and practice of intergovernmental organizations319
14Nongovernmental organizations in the struggle against child labor343
15Earning and learning : tensions and compatibility377
16Trade-based strategies for combating child labor401
17Bringing human rights to child labor : guiding principles and call to action427

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