The Economics of Child Labor: Reply
Posted: 21 Dec 2008
Date Written: December 1, 1999
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.
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