The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: The Health and Safety of Young Workers

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Young People and Work, 2011, 1, pp. 87 - 104
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By the mid-1990s child and youth labour was pronounced by both the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to be one of the dominant issues of our time (UNICEF 1997, ILO 1998, 1999, 2006). Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has identified young employees as a high-risk group of workers (WHO 1995, 2009). Nevertheless, child and youth labour continues to be characterised by precarious, hazardous and unregulated conditions in some countries and sectors (Roggero et al 2007, Nokov 2000; Lilley et al 2004).
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