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PESSOA, Manuella Castelo Branco; ALBERTO, Maria de Fatima Pereira; MELO, Cinthya Rebecca Santos  and  PERNAMBUCO, Jéssica Martins. Educational and Training Policy and decent work: tools to eradicate child labor?. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.71, n.2, pp. 150-162. ISSN 1809-5267.

This article aims to analyze the Educational and Training Policy (PFP) and its contribution to the eradication of child labor, from the perspective of the young people participating in it. The study included 187 young people enrolled in the policy. We used a questionnaire and two assessment scales, carried out by the SPSS software. Data showed that young people who accessed the policy are mostly female, consider themselves dark-skinned, have a low family income, and are sometimes the main breadwinner. About 92% of these young people perceive the program as a tool to combat child labor and as something that contributes to the legalized work and to the guarantee of labor rights. However, welfare policy is still marked in society and influences the way of occupying and disciplining young people, thus vocational training policy becomes a limited alternative to promote effective social change.

Keywords : Vocational Training; Child Labor; Public Policies; Youth; Rights Guarantee.

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