Child labour and consumer responsibility: an impact study
Leonardo Becchetti (),
Stefano Castriota and
Melania Michetti ()
No 103, Working Papers from ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality
We evaluate the impact of fair trade (FT) affiliation on child labour on a sample of Chilean honey producers with a retrospective panel data approach. From a theoretical point of view we argue that, in the short run, FT acts, on both adult and child wages, as a pure income effect to which a productivity effect adds up in the medium run. The direction of the impact is therefore uncertain and requires empirical testing. Our econometric findings document a significant impact of affiliation years on child schooling after controlling for endogeneity and the heterogeneity between treatment and control sample.
Keywords: Fair Trade; child labor. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O19 O22 D64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 33 pages
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