It is increasingly clear that children and the youth today play a significant role in the labour process in Africa. But, to what extent is this role benign? And when and why does this role become exploitative rather than beneficial? This book on children and the youth in Africa sets out to address these questions. The book observes that in Africa today, children are under pressure to work, often engaged in the worst forms of child labour and therefore not living out their role as children. It argues that the social and economic environment of the African child is markedly different from what obtains elsewhere, and goes further to challenge all factors that have combined in stripping children of their childhood and turning them into instruments and commodities in the labour process. It also explains the sources, dynamics, magnitude and likely consequences of the exploitation of children and the youth in contemporary Africa. The book is obviously an invaluable contribution to the discourse on children, while the case studies are aimed at creating more awareness about the development problems of children and the youth in Africa, with a view to evolving more effective national and global responses.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
Children and youth in the labour process / Osita Agbu Child labour in contemporary Africa: Issues and challanges / Osita Agbu Getting them young: Child labour in Ikot Ekpene from historical perspective / Mfom Umoren Ekpo-Otu Economic crises and child trafficking in Nigeria: A comparative analysis of the 1930s and 1990s / Rasheed Olaniyi Children exploitation in the labour process: Empirical exposition from Ile-Ife, Nigeria / Olu torimiro Internal child trafficking in Nigeria: Transcending legal borders / Oluwatoyin O. Oluwaniyi Le phénomèe 'Vidomégon' : une autre forme de traffic d'enfant dans la ville de Cotonou / A. Ludovic Couao-Zotti Problématique du travail des enfants et les stratégies de survie au Congo Brazzaville / Ngodi Etanislas Étude sur le travail des enfants dans l'agriculture: Région de Meknès-Tafilalet, Maroc / Hassan Khalouki Problématique de la prostitution infanto-juvénile à Kinshasa: Cas des 'Tshel' / Jose Mvuezolo Bazonzi Enfants et jeunes dans le métier de la danse au sein des groupes musicaux modernes à Kinshasa / Leon Tsambu Bulu.
KQC419 .C45 2009
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