ERIC Number: ED445993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Child Domestic Work. Innocenti Digest 5.
Black, Maggie, Comp.; Blagbrough, Jonathan, Comp.
Child "domestics" or "domestic workers" are defined here as children under the age of 18 who work in other people's households, doing domestic chores, caring for children and running errands, among other tasks. This digest focuses mainly on the situation of live-in child domestics, that is, children who work full time in exchange for room, board, care, and sometimes remuneration. The digest is divided into the following sections: "Introduction"; "What We Know about Child Domestic Workers"; "The Implications of Their Work for Child Domestic Workers"; "Challenges for Practitioners: Project Responses"; "Challenges for Practitioners: Research and Advocacy; and Is Regulation Possible?" Contains information about some of the major intergovernmental organizations and international and regional nongovermental organizations (NGOs) working on issues addressing child domestic work. Includes extensive selected readings and general references. (BT)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Foreign Countries, Household Workers, Nongovernmental Organizations
International Child Development Centre, Piazza SS. Annunziata, 12, 50122 Florence, Italy; Tel: +39 055 203 30; Fax: +39 055 244 817; Web site: http://www.unicef-icdc.it.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Children's Fund, Florence (Italy). International Child Development Centre.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child