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Right Against Economic Exploitation—Child Labour

Asha Bajpai

in Child Rights in India: Law, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195670820
eISBN:
9780199082117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195670820.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes the rights against child labour. Any kind of work that places a child at risk is child labour. Poverty, parental illiteracy and ignorance, the tradition of making children ... More


A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette’s A Thing of the Past? uses historical and sociological research to provide multiple interpretations of the changing nature and form of child labour in Britain during the nineteenth ... More


International Children’s Rights Law and Child Labour

Gurchathen S. Sanghera

in Child Labour in India: Globalization, Power, and the Politics of International Children's Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199466801
eISBN:
9780199087099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466801.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the emergence of children’s rights at the international level and the child labour issue. It traces the emergence of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child ... More


Editor’s Introduction

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette introduces the second section of this text, Child Labour in British History, by presenting the ways in which it deals with the changing nature and form of child employment ... More


Child Labor and Schooling

Mouez Soussi and Donia Smaali Bouhlila

in The Tunisian Labor Market in an Era of Transition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799863
eISBN:
9780191864698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799863.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter provides evidence on the extent of child labor in Tunisia, its determinants and its impact on schooling. It shows that 5.87 percent of the target population are involved in work, a rate ... More


The Struggle against Child Labour

Rajesh Chakrabarti and Kaushiki Sanyal

in Shaping Policy in India: Alliance, Advocacy, Activism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199475537
eISBN:
9780199090853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199475537.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter covers the evolution of the Child Labour Bill up to the failed 2012 attempt. After surveying the definitions and extent of the malaise, it touches upon the various complex economic ... More


The State as Parent? Youth Welfare and German Families

David F. Crew

in Germans on Welfare: From Weimar to Hitler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195053111
eISBN:
9780199854479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195053111.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the children, young people, and families in Germany. There were two types of educative function that was repeatedly invoked by the Weimar youth welfare offices. The first one ... More


Editor’s Introduction

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this introduction to Part 1: The Theoretical Context of Child Labour Research, Michael Lavalette addresses the main trends in existing literature on child labour and the unanswered questions that ... More


The Changing Form of Child Labour circa 1880–1918: The Growth of ‘Out of School Work’

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by Michael Lavalette, presents interpretations for the decline of child labour in the period 1880-1920 and addresses the role of the state in the handling of child welfare. ... More


The problem that doesn’t exist?: Child labour in Britain, 1918–1970

Stephen Cunningham

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter six, written by Stephen Cunningham, provides evidence of the extent and form of child labour in Britain between 1920 and 1970. It assesses the size of the child labour market during this ... More


Conclusion: From Cruelty to Child Welfare

in The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226652016
eISBN:
9780226652023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652023.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the history of child protection in the U.S. during the Gilded Age. It discusses the evolution of anticruelty efforts from animal and child ... More


Bitter Cry of Progress

Vincent DiGirolamo

in Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780195320251
eISBN:
9780190933258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195320251.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

New laws call for new stories, and in the early 1900s those stories were increasingly told by muckraking journalists, documentary photographers, and social reformers. Upton Sinclair, Lewis Hine, Jane ... More


The ‘New Sociology of Childhood’ and Child Labour: Childhood, Children’s Rights and ‘Children’s Voice’

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter one, written by Michael Lavalette, engages with many of the themes of the so-called ‘new sociology of childhood’ and looks at the recent sociological discussion of the ‘social construction’ ... More


Theorizing Children at Work: Family, State and Relations of Production in Historical Context

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter two, written by Michael Lavallette, focuses specifically on existing literature regarding child labour and the reasons they provide in order to explain the existence of child labour today. It ... More


Editor’s Introduction

Michael Lavalette (ed.)

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette introduces the third and final part of this text, titled ‘Contemporary Issues’. He states that part three deals with the on-going controversy of child labour and in particular ... More


Child Labor

Francesco Cinnirella and Gianni Toniolo

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Child involvement in economic activity is pervasive in today’s less developed countries—over 260 million working children according to the latest reliable estimates. The evidence available suggests ... More


A Peculiarly British Phenomenon?: Child Labour in the USA1

Jim McKechnie

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter eight, written by Jim McKechnie, offers a cross-cultural comparison of child employment by looking at the existence of child labour in the USA, a country with an advanced economy. McKechnie ... More


Child Labour and British Industrialization

Sara Horrell and Jane Humphries

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by Sara Horrell and Jane Humphries, discusses the Neo-classical economic interpretations of child labour in the Industrial Revolution and analyses its building intensification ... More


Child Work in the UK, 1970–1998

Madeleine Leonard

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter, written by Madeleine Leonard, discusses the recent research surrounding child employment in the UK between 1970 and 1998, and addresses the rebirth of interest in child labour among ... More


Conclusion

Michael Lavalette

in A Thing of the Past?: Child Labour in Britain 1800 to the Present

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853236344
eISBN:
9781786945372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236344.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

Michael Lavalette concludes with a warning that child labour is not a thing of the past. He references historical reports of the issue of child labour and briefly assesses the legal movements and ... More


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