Bjørne Grimsrud (ed.)
Child labour is a consequence of social and economic conditions and has been on the international agenda from the start of the mid-nineteenth century. The 1990s saw a renewed interest and child labour became an increasingly central issue for researchers, international agencies and organisations including trade unions. This anthology takes stock of the experiences and analyses, with a focus not so much on individual activities or projects as on the underlying causes and the long-term solutions to fighting child labour. The mix of analysis from field experiences and theoretical analysis is intended to show how, from both perspectives, consensus is emerging towards a wider development agenda in order to eliminate child labour. The concluding chapter debates whether we are on the right track and what should be the next steps.