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
     
 

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 figures
List of tables
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
1'Hidden hands': international perspectives on children's work and labour1
Pt. IChildren, work and labour in modern Britain7
2Work and education: are they compatible for children and adolescents?9
3Young people, poverty and part-time work24
4Why be a school age worker?37
5Chinese children's work roles in immigrant adaptation55
6Children's labour of love? Young carers and care work70
Pt. IIInternational perspectives on children's work and labour in the industrialised world89
7School-work, paid work and the changing obligations of childhood91
8Hidden sources of knowledge of children's work in Norway108
9Adolescent part-time employment in the United States and Germany: diverse outcomes, contexts and pathways121
10Child labour in the Federal Republic of Germany139
11Child labour in Russia149
Bibliography167
Index182

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