Western Policies on Child Labor Abroad

Authors: Pierik, Roland; Houwerzijl, Mijke

Source: Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 20, Number 2, June 2006 , pp. 193-218(26)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Abstract:

Child labor evokes deep emotions and is cause for growing international concern. Most recent global estimates show that 186 million children are engaged in full time economic activity. This paper discusses the possibilities and pitfalls of Western policies that seek to curb child labor abroad. Since such policies aim to combat practices in other societies, policy-makers should be aware of the many relevant differences between developing and developed countries. We discuss three issues that are central to this debate: different conceptions of childhood and the dominance of the Western conception in these debates; the distinction between child work and child labor; and socioeconomic causes of child labor. We then evaluate the implications of these investigations for direct and indirect policy options against child labor abroad.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7093.2006.00014.x

Publication date: June 1, 2006

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