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ERIC Number: EJ794422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
The Invisibility of Children's Paid and Unpaid Work: Implications for Ethiopia's National Poverty Reduction Policy
Woldehanna, Tassew; Jones, Nicola; Tefera, Bekele
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v15 n2 p177-201 2008
The complexities of intergenerational and gendered intra-household resource allocations are frequently overlooked in poverty reduction policies. To address this lacuna, this article focuses on links between macro-development policies and children's paid and unpaid work burden in Ethiopia. Using a mixed methods approach, quantitative household survey data results highlight the importance of household wealth and assets, family composition and access to education services, while the qualitative results underscore the role of culturally ascribed gendered and age-specific conceptualizations of work, parental attitudes and children's agency. The article concludes with a discussion of the challenges national development plans need to address to tackle childhood poverty more effectively.(Determinants of Child Schooling and Work is appended. Contains 19 endnotes, 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia