International Labour Office
International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC)
Annotated Bibliography on Child Labour
Annotated Bibliography on Child Labour
International Labour Office International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour December 2002
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ISBN 92-2-113653-1 First published 2003 Funding for this annotated bibliography was provided by the United States Department of Labor.
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The indignation about child labour and action to remedy it have greatly intensified in recent years, and parallel to this, a large body of new scholarly research has been published. This literature is now too voluminous for individuals working on child labour issues to master. Moreover, the research is being carried out in all regions, and is not accessible or unknown to fellow researchers, who could benefit from it. In order to contribute to the widest dissemination of research findings, the International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour has prepared an annotated bibliography bringing the best of this rapidly expanding literature to the attention of those who can learn from it and build on it. This publication is intended as a guide for researchers, policy-makers, practicioners, activists and others interested in tackling child labour. We hope that it will enable readers to gain overview and insight, to find new sources to focus their own efforts, and to reach out to others engaged in similar inquiry or action. The Worst Forms of Child Labour Recommendation, 1999 (No.190) accompanying the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No.182) calls for “detailed information and statistical data on the nature and extent of child labour” that should be “kept up to date to serve as a basis for determining priorities for national action for the abolition of child labour, in particular for the prohibition and elimination of its worst forms”. Rooted in this mandate, we hope that this annotated bibliography will prove to be a valuable tool for enhancing the knowledge base on child labour, with the ultimate goal of contributing to the effective elimination of child labour.
Geneva, December 2002
Frans Röselaers Director International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) International Labour Office
• This bibliography was compiled by Janet Hilowitz and expanded by Peter Matz. The methodological framework and approach were developed by Janet Hilowitz. • Janet Hilowitz is Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts and Consultant to ILO/IPEC. Peter Matz is Research Officer in ILO/IPEC. • Contributions were made by: Anita Amorim, Lelio Bentes Correa,...
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