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Regulating Youth Work: Lessons from Australia and the United Kingdom

van der Waarden, N. and Stewart, A.J. (2011) Regulating Youth Work: Lessons from Australia and the United Kingdom. In: Price, R., McDonald, P., Bailey, J. and Pini, B., (eds.) Young People and Work. Ashgate, Farnham, pp. 185-202.

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Abstract

The question of how to regulate the work performed by young people has attracted relatively little attention in some developed countries. This chapter explains Australian and British regulatory approaches to child employment, sampling two countries that might he considered to have few child labour problems. The chapter will comment on the appropriateness of a modern statement of rights for young workers in the context of discussion around various sources of regulation. Some of the failings of present frameworks are highlighted, and a set of goals and principles (based on those set out in Stewart 2008) arc put forward to guide the design of child employment regulation 1er developed economies. It is assumed that young workers will continue to play a role in contemporary labour markets, and that they require safeguards to assist them in benefiting from their first work experiences.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Ashgate
Copyright: The Author
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URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/22401
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