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Labor market reform and incidence of child labor in a developing economy

Sarbajit Chaudhuri ()

Economic Modelling, 2011, vol. 28, issue 4, 1923-1930

Abstract: The paper is purported to examine the consequences of possible labor market reform in the developing economies on the incidence of child labor and economic well-being of the child labor supplying families. A two-sector, full-employment general equilibrium structure with child labor and imperfection in the market for adult labor has been used for the analytical purpose. Although this policy is likely to lower the incidence of child labor the welfare of the families supplying child labor worsens. The paper, therefore, questions the desirability of a policy designed at mitigating the child labor problem especially when it makes the poor families worse off.

Keywords: Child; labor; Labor; market; reform; Welfare; of; poor; families; General; equilibrium (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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