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Children’s perspectives on their working lives and on public action against child labour in Burkina Faso

Wouango, J. (2014) Children’s perspectives on their working lives and on public action against child labour in Burkina Faso. In: Children’s well-being and work in sub-Saharan Africa. OSSREA. (In Press)

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Abstract/Summary

The majority of children in Burkina Faso undertake work and, compared to other West African countries, it has the highest rate of children involved in hazardous work (Diallo 2008; NISD 2008), which is one working child out of two. Based on a qualitative survey, this chapter presents the perspectives of Burkinabe children working in two of the hazardous sectors: a quarry and an artisanal mine. The findings show that children acknowledge very difficult working conditions in these sites. However a variety of reasons maintain them in work, which they perceive as a solution and thus challenging action against child labour in Burkina Faso.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:38695
Publisher:OSSREA

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