This book brings together contributions by academics and practitioners interested in strengthening the role of research in improving policies related to children and poverty in Africa. It presents evidence from working children's lives and perspectives in cases from Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sudan, spanning a variety of types of children's work, from agriculture to mining to petty trade, paid and unpaid work, inside and outside household contexts. Examples speak to children's experiences of work to discern best practices that might be applied more broadly, including meaningful ways for involving children in policy processes. The book shows how children's lives have changed with increases in paid and domestic work in addition to the demands of schooling. It will appeal to both academics and practitioners interested in promoting the well-being of working children and ensuring that policies relating to children are firmly based on evidence.
Pankhurst, A.; Bourdillon, M.; Crivello, G. Children’s Work and Labour in East Africa: Social Context and Implications for Policy. OSSREA, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2015)