‘Child labour’ and child prostitution in Thailand: changing realities (2007) by Simon Baker (ISBN: 9789744801166). Simon Baker is an Australian scholar, who carried out PhD field research in Khonkaen in 1996. That research is the basis of this book.
His study concludes that Thai children are better off than ever – they are the beneficiaries of Thailand’s economic development. According to the back cover blurb the book explains why “there has been a dramatic decline in Thai ‘child labour’ numbers.”

Today, the position of Thai children has never been better. Their lives differ greatly from their grandparents, parents, and even older siblings. They are fewer, as a proportion of the total population, better educated, and far less likely to be working as child labourers or child prostitutes than at any other time…

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