London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Child labour - a moral issue and limited strategy among children in the welfare state of Sweden.

Author(s) Elisabet Näsman, Christina von Gerber and Miriam H  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 1999  
Editor Alistair Ross, Young Citizens in Europe  
Language English  
Age group -  
Comments: What is children's own conceptualisation of their and their family's economic circumstances? How doe children understand their economic position in society and in their family? Do they see child labour as a strategy for themselves? Do they think of themselves as potentially contributing to the household economy? Which of the activities do the children see as work? This paper illuminates these questions, describing a project in which children of various ages were the informants (3 - 6, 10 - 12 and 14 - 16 year olds). Interviews, essays and drawings area analysed relative to gender, age and the social context.

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