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Psychosocial impacts of child work: a framework for research, monitoring and intervention

Woodhead, Martin (2004). Psychosocial impacts of child work: a framework for research, monitoring and intervention. The International Journal of Children's Rights, 12(4) pp. 321–377.

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Recent initiatives to combat worst forms of child labour have made progress in identifying hazards to children's physical health and well-being. Less attention has been given to psychosocial impacts of work. The paper outlines conceptual frameworks for assessing the multiple ways that work can impact (both positively and negatively) on children's well-being; and for identifying psychosocial indicators of impact. The paper draws attention to ways that the context of children's work mediates how far potential hazards constitute a risk to children and concludes by outlining theoretical models that link characteristics of work to evidence of impact on children's psychosocial well-being.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0927-5568
Extra Information: The paper was commissioned as a contribution to the joint World Bank/ILO/UNICEF project "Understanding Children's Work" and first published on their website in 2004
Attached version is the original publication.
Keywords: child;work;psychosocial;health;development;well-being
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 6774
Depositing User: Martin Woodhead
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 25 Dec 2013 17:36
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