Child labor and the law: Notes on possible pathologies
AbstractThe paper demonstrates that the standard policy for controlling child labor imposing a fine on firms caught employing children can cause child labor to rise. This pathologicalâ reaction is, however, reversed as the size of the fine increases.
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Volume (Year): 87 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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- Kaushik Basu, 2004. "Child labor and the Law: Notes on Possible Pathologies," Harvard Institute of Economic Research Working Papers 2052, Harvard - Institute of Economic Research.
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