The Economics of Child Labor: Reply

Posted: 21 Dec 2008

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Kaushik Basu

Cornell University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Brookings Institution

Van H. Pham

Baylor University - Department of Economics

Date Written: December 1, 1999

Abstract

Kenneth Swinnerton and Carol Ann Rogers (1999) have drawn attention to the policy of redistribution as an instrument of eliminating child labor in an economy. They point out that in our model (Kaushik Basu and Pham Hoang Van, 1998), whenever there exists an equilibrium in which no children work, there must exist some profit sharing rule among the citizens such that if that rule were effective then in no equilibrium would children be found working.

Suggested Citation

Basu, Kaushik and Pham, Van H., The Economics of Child Labor: Reply (December 1, 1999). American Economic Review, Vol. 89, No. 5, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1318648

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