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Child Labor

Eric Edmonds ()

Chapter 57 in Handbook of Development Economics, 2008, vol. 4, pp 3607-3709 from Elsevier

Abstract: In recent years, there has been an astonishing proliferation of empirical work on child labor. An Econlit search of keywords "child lab*r" reveals a total of 6 peer reviewed journal articles between 1980 and 1990, 65 between 1990 and 2000, and 143 in the first five years of the present decade. The purpose of this essay is to provide a detailed overview of the state of the recent empirical literature on why and how children work as well as the consequences of that work.

Keywords: time allocation; child labor; labor supply; human capital; investments in children (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-444-53100-1
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