Children’s Work in Everyday Life

Eds. Kristina Engwall and Ingrid Söderlind 2007

Institutet för Framtidsstudiers skriftserie: Framtidens samhälle nr 6

Children’s work has been an important political issue throughout the 20th century, but today it is mostly when discussed with a focus on the third world. With increased school attendance, questions regarding children and work seem to have lost their importance in the Western world.

However, what is perceived as work is connected to how work is defined. With a broader definition a picture emerges, showing children’s work to have a role on an individual-, family- and societal level. Today work is also an important part of a child’s life, and many children want to work.

The book is about children’s work in Sweden, England and Northern Ireland with a focus on present times.

Table of Content

  • Developing policies on child labour: has research made a difference?
    Martin Woodhead

  • Studying children's everyday worlds: qualitative and creative methods
    Virginia Morrow

  • Out of place? Children's ideas on work
    Tobias Samuelsson 

  • Parents' accounts of children's work
    Ingrid Söderlind

  • Teachers' views on pupils' work
    Kristina Engwall

  • Why do children get paid for doing the dishes?
    Barbro Johansson

  • Stable chores - when leisure becomes work
    Susanna Hedenborg 

  • Protection, hindrance or possibility? Child labour legislation 1975-2000
    Mats Sjöberg

  • Children and work in international law
    Marianne Dahlén

  • Child work, child employment: addressing myths, confronting realities
    Madeleine Leonard 

 

Price: SEK 185 (including postage charges within Sweden). Additional fees may apply due to international postage rates. Send an e-mail containing the title of this publication along with information about delivery and invoices addresses to info@iffs.se.

Institutet för Framtidsstudiers skriftserie: Framtidens samhälle nr 6

Children’s work has been an important political issue throughout the 20th century, but today it is mostly when discussed with a focus on the third world. With increased school attendance, questions regarding children and work seem to have lost their importance in the Western world.

However, what is perceived as work is connected to how work is defined. With a broader definition a picture emerges, showing children’s work to have a role on an individual-, family- and societal level. Today work is also an important part of a child’s life, and many children want to work.

The book is about children’s work in Sweden, England and Northern Ireland with a focus on present times.

Table of Content

  • Developing policies on child labour: has research made a difference?
    Martin Woodhead

  • Studying children's everyday worlds: qualitative and creative methods
    Virginia Morrow

  • Out of place? Children's ideas on work
    Tobias Samuelsson 

  • Parents' accounts of children's work
    Ingrid Söderlind

  • Teachers' views on pupils' work
    Kristina Engwall

  • Why do children get paid for doing the dishes?
    Barbro Johansson

  • Stable chores - when leisure becomes work
    Susanna Hedenborg 

  • Protection, hindrance or possibility? Child labour legislation 1975-2000
    Mats Sjöberg

  • Children and work in international law
    Marianne Dahlén

  • Child work, child employment: addressing myths, confronting realities
    Madeleine Leonard 

 

Price: SEK 185 (including postage charges within Sweden). Additional fees may apply due to international postage rates. Send an e-mail containing the title of this publication along with information about delivery and invoices addresses to info@iffs.se.