A Positive Stigma for Child Labor?

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Date Written: August 1, 2008


The authors introduce a simple empirical model that assumes a positive stigma (or norm) toward child labor that is common in some developing countries. They illustrate the positive stigma model using data from Guatemala. Controlling for several child and household-level characteristics, the analysis uses two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and the household head's childhood work experience.

Keywords: Street Children, Youth and Governance, Children and Youth, Labor Policies, Primary Education

Suggested Citation

Patrinos, Harry Anthony and Shafiq, M. Najeeb, A Positive Stigma for Child Labor? (August 1, 2008). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4697, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1258142

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M. Najeeb Shafiq

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