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In the child’s best interests? Legislation on children’s work in rural Ethiopia

Abstract:

An abolitionist approach to children’s work bans all work; a regulatory approach bans harmful work and regulates other work. I argue for a regulatory approach, using the “least restrictive alternative” test commonly applied in law. I contend, however, that definitions of harmful work must appropriately specific to local contexts and informed by the views of working children. I support this with a case study of a village in Ethiopia, where the current abolitionist approach is overly restric...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1002/jid.1749

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University of Cambridge
Research group:
Young Lives

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Kate Orkin
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Kate Orkin
Journal:
Journal of International Development Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
8
Pages:
1102-1114
Publication date:
2010-11-05
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EISSN:
1099-1328
ISSN:
0954-1748
URN:
uuid:c86324d8-f7e1-4418-bd13-585889756ed2
Local pid:
ora:9119

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