Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children's Work and Labour

Hidden Hands: International Perspectives on Children's Work and Labour

by Angela Bolton, Christopher Pole
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415242436

ISBN-13: 9780415242431

Pub. Date: 07/10/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Hidden Hands focuses on a specific and neglected area of contemporary child welfare; that of children's paid work and labour. This book provides the first cross-cultural examination of children's productive activities, their relationship to children's broader social lives, and their implications for the child's education, welfare and well-being. The

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Hidden Hands focuses on a specific and neglected area of contemporary child welfare; that of children's paid work and labour. This book provides the first cross-cultural examination of children's productive activities, their relationship to children's broader social lives, and their implications for the child's education, welfare and well-being. The contributors look at the situation both here and overseas. They discuss issues including conflicts between schooling, education and work in the UK, child poverty, motivating children to work, children from ethnic minorities, the work and labour of children in industrialised countries and the situation in the US, Denmark, Germany and Russia.

The growth in the study of childhood encompasses anthropology, sociology, social policy and social work, as well as education. This book will be of use in all of these areas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415242431
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/10/2001
Series:
The Future of Childhood Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures Notes on Contributors Acknowledgements Preface SECTION I: Work and Labour in Modern Britian 1. Work and Education: Are they compatible for children and adolescents? Jim McKechnie and Sandy Hobbs 2. Young People, Poverty and Part-time Work Sue Middleton and Jules Loumidis 3. Why Be A School Age Worker? Phillip Mizen, Christopher Pole and Angela Barton 4. Chinese Children's Work Roles in Immigrant Adaptation Miri Song 5. Children's Labour of Love?: Young careers and care work Saul Becker, Chris Dearden, and Jo Aldridge SECTION II: International Perspectives on Children's Work and Labour in the Industrialized World 6. School-Work, Paid Work and the Changing Obligations of Childhood Jen Qvortrup 7. Hidden Sources of Knowledge of Children's Work and Labour in Norway Anne Solberg 8. Adolescent Part-time Employment in the United States and Germany: Diverse Outcomes, Contexts, and Pathways David M. Hansen, Jeylan T. Mortimer and Helga Kruger 9. Child Labour in the Federal Republic of Germany Heinz Ingenhorst 10. Child Labour in Russia Valery Mansurov References

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