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A positive stigma for child labor ?
 
Author:Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Shafiq, M. Najeeb; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4697
Country:World; Guatemala; Date Stored:2008/08/25
Document Date:2008/08/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Primary Education; Children and Youth; Street Children; Youth and Governance; Labor PoliciesLanguage:English
Region:The World Region; Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS4697
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: The authors introduce a simple empirical model that assumes a positive stigma (or norm) toward child labor that is common in some developing countries. They illustrate the positive stigma model using data from Guatemala. Controlling for several child and household-level characteristics, the analysis uses two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and the household head's childhood work experience.

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