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Child Exploitation in the Global South

  • Jérôme Ballet
  • Augendra Bhukuth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jérôme Ballet, Augendra Bhukuth
    Pages 1-13
  3. Exploitation and Family’s “Firm”

  4. Socio-cultural Context and Exploitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jérôme Ballet, Augendra Bhukuth, Bilal Hamzetta
      Pages 93-107
    3. Jérôme Ballet, Benoit Lallau, Claudine Dumbi
      Pages 125-140
    4. Augendra Bhukuth, Jérôme Ballet
      Pages 157-171
  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Jérôme Ballet, Augendra Bhukuth
      Pages 205-217
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 219-220

About this book


This edited volume examines child exploitation in the Global South. It introduces several case studies and interviews articulated around two features: exploitation within the family and exploitation in relation to social contexts. The research shows that both of the features are linked and, generally, they are not separate. It makes several important arguments which challenge the most common view on how children are perceived and exploited in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Additionally, it explores the social representation of exploited children as well as their general well-being.


child exploitation child labor policy children in developing countries UN C138 ILO Child Labour Campaign Development Childhood Studies Developing Countries Global South

Editors and affiliations

  • Jérôme Ballet
    • 1
  • Augendra Bhukuth
    • 2
  1. 1.University of BordeauxPessacFrance
  2. 2.ITSMI School of ManagementParisFrance

About the editors

Jérôme Ballet is Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux, France. He works frequently with international agencies such as UNDP, UNEP, UNICEF and for NGOs. He is the author of Children and the Capability Approach.

Augendra Bhukuth is Director of the International Institute for Social Sciences in Madagascar. He was also international consultant for several NGOs, Foundations or international institutions in Madagascar and Mauritius (Antoine Tsia Lip Ken Foundation, ONG Terre Durable, ONG HARDI). 

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