An Empirical Illustration of Positive Stigma towards Child Labor
AbstractThis 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.
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Volume (Year): 30 (2010)
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child labor; education; indigenous; stigma; Guatemala;
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- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
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