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Child Labor in Carpet Weaving: Impact of Social Labeling in India and Nepal

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  • Chakrabarty, Sayan
  • Grote, Ulrike

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Summary Does the labeling of tradable products like carpets which have been produced without child labor increase the welfare of children and their families? This paper presents results of surveys conducted in India and Nepal. The findings suggest a positive link between social labeling and the removal of child laborers for households above the subsistence level. However, for households below the subsistence level, no significant influence has been found.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal World Development.

Volume (Year): 37 (2009)
Issue (Month): 10 (October)
Pages: 1683-1693

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Handle: RePEc:eee:wdevel:v:37:y:2009:i:10:p:1683-1693

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Keywords: social labeling child labor luxury axiom nutritional efficiency wage India Nepal;

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  1. Niklas Egels-Zandén, 2014. "Revisiting Supplier Compliance with MNC Codes of Conduct: Recoupling Policy and Practice at Chinese Toy Suppliers," Journal of Business Ethics, Springer, vol. 119(1), pages 59-75, January.
  2. Resmi Bhaskaran & Dev Nathan & Nicola Phillips & C. Upendranadh, 2013. "Vulnerable workers and labour standards (non-)compliance in global production networks: home-based child labour in Delhi’s garment sector," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series ctg-2013-16, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  3. Michele DI MAIO & Giorgio FABBRI, 2010. "Consumer boycott, household heterogeneity and child labour," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2010036, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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