Do international labor standards contribute to the persistence of the child labor problem?

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Doepke, Matthias; Zilibotti, Fabrizio;
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3386/w15050, doi: 10.1007/s10887-009-9048-8, doi: 10.5167/uzh-51728, doi: 10.5167/uzh-33184
  • Subject: Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former) | Department of Economics | Internationale Sozialstandards | Child labor, political economy, labor standards, trade sanctions | trade sanctions | political economy | J20 | J88 | Industriestaaten | Entwicklungsländer | Child labor | O10 | Kinderarbeit | Jugendarbeitsschutz | Verbraucherboykott | 330 Economics | international labor standards | child labor, political economy, international labor standards, trade sanctions | Theorie
    • jel: jel:J20 | jel:J88 | jel:O10
      ddc: ddc:330

In recent years, a number of governments and consumer groups in rich countries have tried to discourage the use of child labor in poor countries through measures such as product boycotts and the imposition of international labor standards. The purported objective of suc... View more