Child Labor and the Law: Notes on Possible Pathologies
11 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2004
Date Written: December 2004
The paper demonstrates that the standard policy for controlling child labor by imposing a fine on firms caught employing children can cause child labor to rise. This 'pathological' reaction is, however, reversed as the size of the fine increases.
Keywords: child labor, law, labor standards,India
JEL Classification: 20, K31, D10
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