Children's Work in African Agriculture

Children's Work in African Agriculture The Harmful and the Harmless

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EPDF and EPUB available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND licence. Millions of children throughout Africa undertake many forms of farm and domestic work. Some of this work is for wages, some is on their family's own small plots and some is forced and/or harmful. This book examines children's involvement in such work. It argues that framing all children's engagement in economic activity as 'child labour', with all the associated negative connotations, is problematic. This is particularly the case in Africa where many rural children must work to survive and where, the contributors argue, much of the work undertaken is not harmful. The conceptual and case-based chapters reframe the debate about children's work and harm in rural Africa with the aim of shifting research, public discourse and policy so that they better serve the interest of rural children and their families.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529226058
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Imprint: Bristol University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 331.318096091734
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 508g
Height: 234mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 20mm