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Document ID (ISN)109761
CIS number 09-862
ISSN - Serial title 0090-0036 - American Journal of Public Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rauscher K.J., Runyan C.W., Schulman M.D., Bowling J.M.
Title US child labor violations in the retail and service industries: Findings from a national survey of working adolescents
Bibliographic information Sep. 2008, Vol. 98, No.9, p.1693-1699. 43 ref.
Abstract In order to investigate child labour violations among adolescents working in the retail and service industries, interview data from a nationally representative sample of working adolescents were used, together with reports of specific violations (hours of work, restricted equipment and work permits). Hazardous occupation violations (prohibited jobs or use of equipment) were reported by 37% of respondents and 40% reported a work permit violation. Other findings are discussed. Significant numbers of adolescents are employed in violation of the child labor laws and as a result are exposed to safety risks. Closer attention to enforcement policy and practice is needed.
Descriptors (primary) responsibilities of employers; USA; legal aspects; enforcement; child labour; young persons; service and sales workers; retail trade
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; public OSH institutions; dangerous work; disobeying safety instructions; survey; qualifications; prohibited work; hours of work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Retail industry
Child labour