A Positive Stigma for Child Labor?
17 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
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
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