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Type Journal Article - Economics Bulletin
Title An empirical illustration of positive stigma towards child labor
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Volume 30
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 799-8
URL http://econpapers.repec.org/RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-09-00337
Abstract
This empirical note complements the qualitative and theoretical research on positive household stigma towards child labor. We use data from Guatemala and two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and household head's childhood work experience. We then adopt binomial probit regression methods to illustrate that positive stigma has a large effect on child labor practices, and a modest effect on school enrollment.

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