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Child Exploitation in the Global South

Child Exploitation in the Global South

by Jérôme Ballet, Augendra BhukuthJérôme Ballet


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This edited volume examines child exploitation in the Global South. It introduces several case studies and interviews articulated around two features: exploitation within the family and exploitation in relation to social contexts. The research shows that both of the features are linked and, generally, they are not separate. It makes several important arguments which challenge the most common view on how children are perceived and exploited in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Additionally, it explores the social representation of exploited children as well as their general well-being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783030081928
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2019
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2019
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Jérôme Ballet is Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux, France. He works frequently with international agencies such as UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF and for NGOs. He is the author of Children and the Capability Approach.

Augendra Bhukuth is Director of the International Institute for Social Sciences in Madagascar. He was also international consultant for several NGOs, Foundations or international institutions in Madagascar and Mauritius (Antoine Tsia Lip Ken Foundation, ONG Terre Durable, ONG HARDI).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: From Child Labour to Child Exploitation.- 2. Family Rationales Behind Child Begging in Antananarivo, Madagascar.- 3. Family Strategies for Children Working in the Brick Kiln Industry: The Case of Southeast India.- 4. Adolescent Work: Freedom of Choice or Family Obligation? the Case of Young Mototaxi Drivers in Lima, Peru.- 5. Eliminating Child Labour in Rural Areas: Limits of Community-Based Approaches in South-Western Cote D’Ivoire.- 6. the Exploitation of Talibé Children in Mauritania.- 7. a Portrait of Koranic School Students in the Dakar Region.- 8. the Exploitation of Sorcerer Children in Kinshasa (Rdc).- 9. Insights on Forced Labour Among Domestic Workers: Evidence from Urban Nepal.- 10. Prostitution and Survival in Mauritius.- 11. Child Slaves: The Case of Vidomegon Children in Benin.- 12. Fighting Against Child Exploitation. Policy Implications.

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