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Lecture 6

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John Mitterer

LECTURE 6: Global inequality and globalization Global Diversity and inequality A) Geographical features--> live by the ocean, up north (cultural climate) B) Religion and Culture--> influence how childhood is experienced and interpreted C) Internal inequalities--> within nations (based on cast system, class, ethnicity, Gender, etc.) Within families--> age of the child (oldest has certain advantages/disadvantages) D) Global inequalities: across nations --> 10% own the most wealth in the world Less population contribute to the most GDP but the most amount of children are in a low SES Globalization Has been around for a long time--> more recently intensified 1) Capital and commodities (economic) --> the capital is easily circulated around the world by investing in movement of goods to sell around the world (most things that we wear are not made in Canada) 2) Policies--> global policy--> many policies that unite or break countries up around the world 3) Global inequality --> the globe is more interlinked then we might like, people in Germany are affected by what happens in Ethiopia 4) Information--> global community through the Internet and the era of information--> have a lot of knowledge about what goes on in the rest of the world 5) Culture--> American culture has been exported through TV, movies, and has a significant influence in many other cultures (MC dicks popping up in china --> American culture influence) 6) People--> much easier --> because of flight, however some people find it harder to move than others 7) Environment --> the changes in the environment there are concerns that what happens in one country can affect other countries in the world Child work in a global content 1) General differences between industrialized nations and the global south  Child work more common in global south  Link to poverty  Link to demand for cheep labour  Lack of supported education 2) " Working children in Zimbabwe" child labour vs. work  Sensless division but the key division is the types of work  In Zimbabewe the children working for many people and with the HIV crisis it makes the young people to step up while the older population ends up dying from HIV  The African charter on the rights of the child --> children should work but the importance is to bring up any exploitation 3) Addressing the situation?  Accessible education --> free education  Flexible education (both work and go to school)  Integrated approach --> work can be accessible but safe  Children say---> what they need, unionized work place  Monitoring --> workplace are kept safe, and the capacity as consumers to try to push companies to be safe  Support for parents --> child poverty--> parent’s poverty--> if the children are
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