Law & Child Labour in Malaysia

Case Study in a Chinese New Village

By See Hoon Peow
February 2007
Pelanduk Publications
Distributed By Coronet Books
ISBN: 9679789373           
168 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
$28.50 Paper Original

Child labour is a widespread global phenomenon, and is often regarded as a form of child abuse or exploitation of children.  Many international bodies such as the United Nations (UN) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have included the abolition of child labor on their agenda. 

This in-depth study shows the complexity surrounding the issue of child labor.  It reveals that child labor may not be a consequence of poverty which most previous studies emphasized.  The law on child labor should be modified to take into consideration other factors such as culture, education system and social environment that are important determinants of child labor.  It is written in an anthropological style with no jargons and for the reading pleasure of both academicians and general public.  It is a book for those who are concerned with the Malaysian education system, culture and the prospect of future generations.

Sociology; Law

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