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About Michael Bourdillon

Michael Bourdillon lives in Zimbabwe and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Zimbabwe. He has practical experience with street and working children, and has published several books and articles on children’s work.

Articles by Michael Bourdillon

This week’s editors

“Francesc”

Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Ignoring the benefits of children’s work

Work can have many benefits for children. Policy responses need to understand and foster those benefits, not succumb to biases that assume all work is bad.

Working children: rights and wrongs

Many children improve their current and future lives through work. Programmes to protect working children should operate within the children’s interests, not ban them from their employment.

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