International Labor Standards and the Political Economy of Child Labor Regulation

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Doepke, Matthias; Zilibotti, Fabrizio;
(2009)
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1162/JEEA.2009.7.2-3.508, doi: 10.5167/uzh-26242
  • Subject: Internationale Sozialstandards | Department of Economics | trade sanctions | political economy | J20 | Entwicklungsländer | Child labor | Sanktion | Public Choice | Kinderarbeit | Jugendarbeitsschutz | 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

Child labor is a persistent phenomenon in many developing countries. In recent years, support has been growing among rich-country governments and consumer groups for the use of trade policies, such as product boycotts and the imposition of international labor standards,... View more
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