Child Labour

Cover - Child Labour
  • Child Labour
  • Volume 413
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 925339 26 0
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 925339 27 7
  • Year: 2017
  • E-book: $28.00

It is estimated that 168 million boys and girls work as child labourers in farms, fields, factories, homes, streets and battlefields around the world. A staggering 85 million are engaged in illegal, hazardous work which is harmful to physical, mental, spiritual, moral and educational development. What is the extent of child slavery around the world, and what are the industries which exploit children? This book tackles the myths and misunderstandings surrounding child labour and explains the international labour standards and approaches aimed at eventually eliminating the exploitation of children. The book also measures global progress in reducing child exploitation, including the role of Australian companies and consumers in ensuring the goods they produce and purchase meet minimum age standards. Child labour is everyone’s business.

Chapter 1: Understanding child labour

Chapter 2: Australia’s response to child labour

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index