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ERIC Number: ED188791
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The World's Exploited Children: Growing Up Sadly.
Knight, William James
This monograph, fourth in a series on labor development, focuses on child exploitation in the context of child labor. The collection of papers briefly discusses (1) the relation between conditions of poverty and the prevalence of child labor in developing countries; (2) the lack of effectiveness of labor legislation in preventing child exploitation in developing countries; (3) the negative effects of menial labor on the cognitive and physical development, health and social mobility of child workers; (4) considerations in setting minimum age laws concerning child labor; and (5) proposals to protect children who are obliged to work. Also included are the Declaration of the Rights of the Child as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and two statements by the International Labor Organization Convention 138 and Recommendation 146 concerning minimum age for admission to employment. (SS)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Labor, Children, Developing Nations, Disadvantaged Youth, Foreign Countries, Influences, Labor Legislation
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 029-000-00395-5, $2.50)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of International Labor Affairs (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor Monograph No. 4