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Children for Hire: The Perils of Child Labor in the United States (Paperback)
  • Children for Hire: The Perils of Child Labor in the United States (Paperback)

Children for Hire: The Perils of Child Labor in the United States (Paperback)

Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 30/04/2003
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Despite popular belief, the problem of illegal child labor has not been remedied. The practice persists in the United States and even appears to be increasing. Levine, an acknowledged expert in the field, reveals the nature and magnitude of this old problem in today's economy. Levine explains that since 1981, there has been a relaxation in enforcement of federal child labor law provisions. He presents the complicated elements and troubling implications of a problem that has come to be ignored or overlooked in American society, focusing especially on matters of occupational health and safety. This book is important reading for the general public, as well as for scholars and policymakers involved with children's and labor issues in the United States. The United States has more of its children in the workforce than any other developed country. They are found in textile, jewelry, and machine shops in New York and New Jersey, in Southeast supermarkets operating meat-cutting machines and paper-box bailers, in Washington state selling candy door-to-door, and in farming operations throughout the country.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313361357
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 337 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

"Levine makes it clear that the employment of children is not illegal in most cases, and he reviews the vast body of legislation at both the national and state level designed to protect the education and the safety of children....Levine does a good job of describing the legislation, discussing the abuses, and explaining the difficulties in policing the violations....Recommended. Public and academic library collections, lower-division undergraduate and up." - Choice
"Levine traces the treatment of children in sweatshop, agricultural, retail, and service work in the United States roughly from the 1930s to the present, making it clear that child-labor problems persist to this day....Levine brings a distressing story to the attention of a broad audience, including academics, policymakers, and the general public. Starred Review An important work about a hidden social problem." - Library Journal, Starred Review
"Documents a growing problem of illegal child labor in the United States and a laxity in the enforcement of federal regulations." - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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