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A positive stigma for child labor ?, Volume 1
 
Author:Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Shafiq, M. Najeeb; Country:World; Guatemala;
Date Stored:2008/08/25Document Date:2008/08/01
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Primary Education; Children and Youth; Street Children; Youth and Governance; Labor Policies
Language:EnglishRegion:The World Region; Latin America & Caribbean
Report Number:WPS4697Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4697
Volume No: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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