Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa

Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Topics covered in this text include: why study child labour in Africa?; the cultural and historical context; the political economy of children's work; rural versus urban child labour; the conflict between work and school; and the value of childrens labour.show more

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  • Hardback | 215 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 17.8mm | 408.24g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 1588262863
  • 9781588262868

Table of contents

Why Study Child Labor in Africa? The Cultural and Historical Context. The Political Economy of Childrens Work. Rural vs. Urban Child Labor. The Conflict Between Work and School. The Value of Childrens Labor: Getting the Short End of the Stick. Expendable Laborers: Children as Slaves, Soldiers, and Prostitutes. Making Sense of Child Labor in Africa.show more

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An excellent study on a woefully understudied topic. Loretta Bass takes us to the front lines of a problem that we know exists, but that attracts little attention beyond occasional newspaper stories.... a real strength of the book is its use of a wide variety of evidence to support its arguments. York Bradshaw, University of Memphis; This wide-ranging study interrogates the pervasive and staggering phenomenon of child labor in its most diverse ramifications. Bass includes a wealth of interesting data that concretizes the issues discussed.... She has written a very valuable book. Tabitha Kanogo, University of California, Berkeleyshow more

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