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Voices of the Working Children and their Parents: Will Anyone Listen? Iftikhar Ahmed

Voices of the Working Children and their Parents: Will Anyone Listen?

Iftikhar Ahmed

Published July 31st 2015
ISBN : 9781784557584
Hardcover
142 pages
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 About the Book 

The voices of nearly three hundred and sixty thousand children (boys and girls) and over one hundred and sixty four thousand parents (mothers and fathers) from both urban and rural areas of 25 developing countries have been pooled together in thisMoreThe voices of nearly three hundred and sixty thousand children (boys and girls) and over one hundred and sixty four thousand parents (mothers and fathers) from both urban and rural areas of 25 developing countries have been pooled together in this book to analyse the childrens and their parents own experiences, perceptions, priorities and aspirations on the multiple dimensions of the phenomenon of child labour. Data was collected through national child labour surveys carried out during 1999 and 2011.The book synthesises the childrens and their parents own perceptions of why children work, the consequences on family welfare if children stopped work, their future aspirations and reasons for children not attending school drawing on this unique data set.Striking similarities have been noted between the childrens and parents mindsets across countries with diverse social, economic, cultural and political contexts.