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Editors: Ian C. Rivera and Natasha M. Howard
Book Description:
The history of child labor in America is long and, in some cases, unsavory. It dates back to the founding of the United States. Traditionally, most children, except for the privileged few, had always worked - either for their parents or for an outside employer. Through the years, however, child labor practices have changed. So have the benefits and risks associated with employment of children. In some respects, altered workplace technology has served to make work easier and less hazardous. At the same time, some processes and equipment have rendered the workplace more dangerous, especially for children and youth. This book examines the current state of enforcement of America's federal child labor laws by the Department of Labor. This historical issue of child labor in America is also briefly reviewed. In addition, recommendations are made about reforms to strengthen protections for working children from hazardous working conditions. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Child Labor Enforcement Hearing: Testimony of Norma Flores to the House Education and Labor Committee's Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, pp. 1-3

Chapter 2. Child Labor Enforcement Hearing: Testimony by Sally Greenberg, pp. 5-12
(Executive Director, National Consumers League)

Chapter 3. Child Labor Enforcement: Are we Adequately Protecting our Children?, pp. 13-28
(Alexander J. Passantino, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Dept. of Labor)

Chapter 4. Child Labor Enforcement Hearing: Testimony of David A. Strauss, pp. 29-31
(Executive Director, Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs) -

Chapter 5. Child Labor Enforcement: Are we Adequately Protecting our Children?, pp. 33-35
(U.S. Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections)

Chapter 6. Child Labor in America: History, Policy, and Legislative Issues, pp. 37-80
(Gerald Mayer, Analyst in Labor Policy, Domestic Policy Division, CRS)


Index pp.81-88

   Series:
      Children's Issues, Laws and Programs
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 - 1st Quarter
   Pages: pp.88
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-769-4
   Status: AV
  
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