A Theory of Exploitative Child Labor

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Rogers Carol Ann ; Swinnerton Kenneth A (2005)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1093/oep/gpm019
  • Subject: child labor, exploitation | child labor, economic exploitation
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Child labor laws should aim to protect children who work, instead of trying to remove children from work. In this paper, we identify an instance when the risk of exploitation lowers the expected bene…t of child labor to the child,and therefore suppresses child labor for... View more
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