Analyzing Child Labor as a Human Rights Issue: Its Causes, Aggravating Policies, and Alternative Proposals

@article{Arat2002AnalyzingCL,
  title={Analyzing Child Labor as a Human Rights Issue: Its Causes, Aggravating Policies, and Alternative Proposals},
  author={Zehra F. Kabasakal Arat},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  year={2002},
  volume={24},
  pages={177 - 204}
}
  • Z. F. Arat
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Economics
  • Human Rights Quarterly
The international community has been concerned about child labor for a long time and attempted to curb it at the first session of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in 1919 by establishing fourteen years as the minimum age for children to be employed in industry.1 In 1973, the Minimum Age Convention of the ILO (Convention 138, or C138) defined child labor as economic activity performed by a person under the age of fifteen, and prohibited it for being hazardous to the physical, mental… 

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