Regulation of Child Labour

7 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2005

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Krisztina Kis-Katos

University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences

Gunther G. Schulze

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics

Abstract

The authors discuss the reasons for the employment of children in developing economies and analyse the appropriateness of regulation in this controversial area. The political economy of enforcement of child labour legislation is also examined. In most cases, they argue, domestic policies to address the underlying causes of child labour are better suited to improve children's lot than regulations; in particular, trade sanctions may be counterproductive.

Suggested Citation

Kis-Katos, Krisztina and Schulze, Gunther G., Regulation of Child Labour. Economic Affairs, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 24-30, September 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=800839

Krisztina Kis-Katos

University of Freiburg - College of Economics and Behavioral Sciences ( email )

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Gunther G. Schulze (Contact Author)

University of Freiburg - Department of Economics ( email )

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D-79085 Freiburg
Germany

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