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Type Journal Article - Journal of Economic Perspectives
Title Child labor in the global economy
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Volume 19
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2005
Page numbers 199-2
URL http://faculty.washington.edu/cportner/econ491/material/p199.pdf
Abstract
Few issues in developing countries draw as much popular attention as child labor. This paper begins by quantifying the extent and main characteristics of child labor. It then considers the evidence on a range of issues about child labor. Fundamentally, child labor is a symptom of poverty. Low income and poor institutions are driving forces behind the prevalence of child labor worldwide. This study concludes by assessing the policy options to reduce worldwide child labor.

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