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What can be done about child labor ? - An overview of recent research and its implications for designing programs to reduce child labor

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  • Grimsrud, Bjorne
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    This paper examines the research on child labor, and places the phenomenon in a broader development agenda. It explains the demand for, and supply of child labor, linking these factors to others, such as the supply of education. Then it looks into the private, and social costs of, and benefits from child labor. Against this background, strategies fore reducing child labor are debated.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Social Protection Discussion Papers with number 23030.

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    Date of creation: 31 Oct 2001
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:hdnspu:23030

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    Keywords: Street Children; Youth and Governance; Children and Youth; Environmental Economics&Policies; Labor Standards;

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    1. Feenstra, R.C., 1990. "Trade And Uneven Growth," Papers, California Davis - Institute of Governmental Affairs 353, California Davis - Institute of Governmental Affairs.
    2. Basu, Kaushik & Genicot, Garance & Stiglitz, Joseph E., 1999. "Household labor supply, unemployment, and minimum wage legislation," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 2049, The World Bank.
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