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Child Labor

A World History Companion

Child Labor by Sandy Hobbs
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From Dickensian exploitation of orphans to the after-school jobs of American students, child labour continues to generate controversy. Surveying working children from the Industrial Revolution to the present day, this reference guide takes the subject beyond the usual Third World confines as it looks at traditional children's occupations, from chimney sweeps in Victorian Britain to child actors in TV commercials.

The book analyzes the problems and psychological and social development of child workers; presents an overview of child labour in specific countries and world regions; surveys strategies to control and eliminate child labour; examines individuals and organizations devoted to improving the welfare of working children; analyzes how various governments, private organizations and courts have dealt with child labour; and focuses on economic and technological issues affecting underage workers, such as globalization.

ABC-CLIO; June 2002
316 pages; ISBN 9781576074619
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Title: Child Labor
Author: Sandy Hobbs