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An Empirical Illustration of Positive Stigma towards Child Labor

Harry Patrinos () and M. Najeeb Shafiq ()

Economics Bulletin, 2010, vol. 30, issue 1, 799-807

Abstract: This empirical note complements the qualitative and theoretical research on positive household stigma towards child labor. We use data from Guatemala and two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and household head's childhood work experience. We then adopt binomial probit regression methods to illustrate that positive stigma has a large effect on child labor practices, and a modest effect on school enrollment.

Keywords: child labor; education; indigenous; stigma; Guatemala (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J0 O1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-03-25
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