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ERIC Number: EJ924877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
The Race of Nimble Fingers: Changing Patterns of Children's Work in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Levine, Susan
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v18 n2 p261-273 May 2011
This article considers the socioeconomic changes that have impacted on the lives of poor children since the end of apartheid in South Africa. In particular, the article highlights the ways in which child labour legislation after 1994 has had the unintended consequence of deepening chronic hunger and childhood poverty on food-rich farms where children formerly participated as seasonal or part-time workers. Drawing on more than 10 years of ethnographic research beginning in 1996 in the Western Cape, this article demonstrates, through its focus on childhood poverty, the trappings of democracy in the post-apartheid era. (Contains 2 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa