Trade Liberalization in Agriculture in Developed Countries and Incidence of Child Labour in a Developing Economy

25 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2005

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Sarbajit Chaudhuri

University of Calcutta

Jayanta Kumar Dwibedi

Brahmmananda Keshab Chandra (B.K.C.) College - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 2005

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to analyze the consequence of trade liberalization in agriculture in the developed countries on the incidence of child labour in a developing economy in terms of a three-sector general equilibrium model with informal sectors. Adult labour and child labour are substitutes to each other in the two informal sectors of the economy and are used together apart from capital in producing two exportable commodities. The interesting result that appears from the analysis is that agricultural trade liberalization in the developed countries may be effective in bringing down the incidence of child labour in the system. The paper substantiates the desirability of trade liberalization in agriculture in the developed nations from the perspective of the developing economies for reason other than welfare improvement.

Keywords: Child labour, trade liberalization in agriculture, informal sector, general equilibrium model

JEL Classification: F10, J10, J13, I28

Suggested Citation

Chaudhuri, Sarbajit and Dwibedi, Jayanta Kumar, Trade Liberalization in Agriculture in Developed Countries and Incidence of Child Labour in a Developing Economy (January 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=701642 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.701642

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