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ERIC Number: ED521255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
A Positive Stigma for Child Labor?
Patrinos, Harry Anthony; Shafiq, M. Najeeb
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We introduce a simple empirical model that assumes a positive stigma (or norm) towards child labor that is common in some developing countries. We then illustrate our positive stigma model using data from Guatemala. Controlling for several child- and household-level characteristics, we use two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and household head's childhood work experience. Our approach suggests that increasing schooling options or improvements in socioeconomic status may be insufficient to eliminate child labor in households with a positive stigma for child labor. (Contains 3 tables, 2 figures, and 2 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Guatemala