Child Labor: A World History Companion

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ABC-CLIO, 1999 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
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"From Dickensian exploitation of orphans to the after-school jobs of American students, child labor continues to generate controversy. Based on eight years of research, a new reference work now surveys this important subject from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution to the present, taking it beyond the usual Third World confines. Child Labor offers a wealth of valuable insights and information as it looks at traditional children's occupations, from chimney sweeps in Victorian Britain to kid actors in TV commercials; offers testimonies of famous as well as unknown child workers; analyzes the problems and psychological and social development of working children; presents overviews of child labor in specific countries and world regions; focuses on economic and technological issues affecting underage workers, such as globalization; surveys strategies to control and eliminate child labor; examines organizations concerned with child workers and associations of child workers themselves; spotlights individuals devoted to improving the welfare of working children; and analyzes how various governments, private organizations, and courts have dealt with child labor." "Consult this handy work when you need accurate and up-to-date information on such subjects as the effects of work on children's education, the economic forces driving the exploitation of minors, campaigns and legislation against child employment, how the nineteenth-century English Factory Act was often circumvented, and more. The alphabetical entries are also referenced by category, and there are many citations of contemporary books and studies on specific subjects."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  

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Contents

Abbott Grace
1
Addams Jane
2
Adolescence
3
Advocacy
4
Agriculture
5
Alcohol and Drugs
7
America Central
9
American Academy of Political and Social Science
10
International Meeting of Working Children
131
International Monetary Fund
132
International Working Group on Child Labour
133
Italy
134
Japan
135
KeatingOwen Bill
137
Kielburger Craig
138
Labor Codes and Policy oftheUSSR
139

Anthropology
11
Apparel Industry Task Force
12
Argentina
13
Bal Mazdoor Union
15
Belgium
16
Beveridge Albert J
17
Bhima Sangha
19
Boy Soldiers
20
Brazil
21
Bruce Rev Charles Lang
23
Business Ethic
24
Camel Jockeys
25
Cameroon
26
Canada
27
Career
29
Carpet Manufacture
30
Causes of Child Labor
31
Child Markets
32
Child Migrants Trust
33
Child Slaves
34
Childrens Bureau
35
Childrens Rights
37
Chile
39
China
40
Cinema
41
Coal Breakers
43
Colombia
44
Concerned for Working Children The
46
Construction Industry
47
Convention on the Rights of the Child
49
Costs and Benefits
50
Cultural Traditions
51
Defence for Children International
55
Defoe Daniel
57
Delinquency
58
Delivery Milk
59
Delivery Newspaper
60
Dickens Charles
61
Dinwiddie Courtenay
62
Domestic Service
63
Drawboys
65
Education Universal
69
Educational Achievement
70
Egypt
72
Engels Friedrich
74
Entertainment Industry
76
Ethnicity
77
Europe
78
Europe Council of
79
Europe Eastern
81
Exploitation
83
Factory Acts
85
Factory Inspectors
86
Fair Labor Standards Act
87
Fair Trade
88
Family Wage
89
Feminism
91
Fishing
92
Folks Homer
94
Garment Industry
97
Gender Differences
98
Gender Stereotypes
101
General Federation of Womens Clubs
102
GlassMaking Industry
103
Globalization
105
Gompers Samuel
106
Greece
107
Greenberger Ellen
108
Halftime Working
111
Harkin Bill
112
Health
113
Herding
114
History of Childhood
115
Hotel and Catering Industry
116
Household Labor
118
Immigrant Children
121
India
122
Indonesia
123
Industrial Revolution
125
Industrial Society Thesis
126
Industrial Workers of the World
127
International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
128
International Financial Institutions
129
International Labour Organisation
130
Lawrence Mill Workers Strike
140
Legislation
141
Legislation International
142
Leisure
143
Lindsay Samuel McCune
144
Livingstone David
145
Low Pay Network
146
Malawi
149
Malaysia
150
Malthusianism
151
Marxism
152
Masih Iqbal
153
McKelway Alexander J
154
Meknes
156
Middle East
158
Mining
160
Modeling
162
Morocco
163
Movement of Working Children and Adolescents from WorkingClass Christian Families
164
Murphy Edgar G
165
Nardinelli Thesis The
167
National Child Labor Committee
168
National Committee for the Rights of the Child
169
National Consumers League
170
National Movement of Street Children
171
Nepal
172
Netherlands
173
New England Association of Farmers Mechanics and Other Working Men
174
Nicaragua
176
Nongovernmental Organizations
177
Oastler Richard
179
Operation Child Watch
180
Outwork
182
Pakistan
183
PalmerOwen Bill
184
Parliamentary Committees and Commissions
186
Pauper Apprentices
187
Permanent Conference for the Abolition of Child Labor
188
Philippines
189
Pinchbeck Ivy
190
Pornography
191
PostFordism
192
Poverty
193
Prison
194
ProEmployment Arguments
195
Projects
196
Prostitution
197
Protectionism
198
Protoindustrialization
200
Religion
203
Romania
205
Russia
206
Saturday Evening Post
207
Scandinavia
208
Service Sector
210
Social Class
211
Social Construction of Childhood
212
Socialization
214
Somalia
215
South Africa
216
Sports
217
Stabilization and Structural Adjustment Programs
218
Steinberg Laurence
219
Stop Child Labour
220
Sweated Labor
222
Tanzania
225
Thompson E P
227
Trade Unions
228
Traditional Societies
229
Transition Debate
230
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
232
Unfree Labor
235
United Arab Emirates
236
United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund
238
Van Houten Samuel
241
Voices of Children
242
Wages
245
Water Babies The
246
Work Ethic
247
Workhouses
248
World Bank
250
Young Caregivers
253
Zetkin Clara Eissner
255
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Hobbs is a senior lecturer in Psychology at Paisley University, Scotland.

McKechnie is senior lecturer in Psychology at Paisley University, Scotland.

Michael Lavalette is professor of social work at Liverpool Hope University and national coordinator of the Social Work Action Network.

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