By Michael Lavalette
In Britain the word, 'child labour' is linked to the earlier, with young children going up chimneys and down mines. although, actually British little ones proceed to accomplish hard jobs, and British multinationals take advantage of baby employees around the globe. This ebook explores the theoretical context of kid labour learn earlier than contemplating the background of kid labour and concluding with the current scenario within the united kingdom and united states.
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The main problem then, is where children have to sell their labour power on the market, when their labour power becomes commodified. Second, there is a common agreement that children are employed because they are a source of cheap labour power. Children, as children, are assumed to be social dependants relying on the support of a family to fully meet their reproduction costs. Further, as children they are Theorizing Children at Work 47 assumed to be weaker (physically) and more vulnerable (socially and politically).
An alternative economic explanation suggests children might be a ‘reserve army of labour’, drawn into production, like many marginalized groups, to meet shortfalls in the labour supply. Again I suggest that, while this may sound plausible, it does not fit the total picture of child labour. The present dominant form of child labour in Britain can be termed ‘out of school’ jobs, that is, employment located in particular sectors of the economy which allow work and education to be Theorizing Children at Work 45 combined.
In part it includes a recognition of children’s biological and psychological needs and reflects difficulties associated with child-rearing and development within class societies. The seniority system represents the precise form and operationalization of socially constructed judgements regarding children’s position in society and their legitimate roles, abilities and activities. These are based around a number of assumptions about children. Among the most important are that children are: (i) incapable of fully supporting themselves and must be protected by individuals further advanced in the age hierarchy; (ii) members of a family unit one of whose members will be earning a ‘family wage’ capable of supporting the entire family; Theorizing Children at Work 53 (iii) primarily involved in social activities deemed suitable for children, such as gaining an education; and (iv) protected by state legislation and government agencies from abuse, oppression and exploitation, including protection from harmful labour activities.