Chapter

Individuals at Risk: The Case of Child Labor

LUIZ A. FACCHINI, ANACLAUDIA FASSA, MARINEL DALL’AGNOL, MARIA DE FÁTIMA MAIA and DAVID C. CHRISTIANI

in Global Inequalities at Work

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780195150865
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865222 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150865.003.003
 Individuals at Risk: The Case of Child Labor

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Public Health and Epidemiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter first reviews the evidence on the major problems associated with, and potential benefits of child labor in general, as well as the associations between work and children's health. It also discusses the limitations of the currently available data on all of these topics. To contextualize the book#x0027;s case study in Brazil, which focuses on the health risks related to child labor, that country's employment laws, child labor rates, and associated problems are introduced. The principal aspects of child labor eradication policy in Brazil are examined, and alternatives are discussed. The chapter concludes with a discussion of broad methodological and policy-related issues that need further attention with regard to child labor and health.

Keywords: child labor; child health; Brazil; child labor policy; employment laws

Chapter.  9305 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.