A Positive Stigma for Child Labor?
Economics Bulletin, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 799-807
15 Pages Posted: 22 Jul 2008 Last revised: 10 Apr 2011
Date Written: 2010
We introduce a simple empirical model that assumes a positive stigma (or norm) towards child labor that is common in some developing countries. We then illustrate our positive stigma model using data from Guatemala. Controlling for several child- and household-level characteristics, we use two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and household head's childhood work experience.
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