A positive stigma for child labor ?
AbstractThe authors introduce a simple empirical model that assumes a positive stigma (or norm) toward child labor that is common in some developing countries. They illustrate the positive stigma model using data from Guatemala. Controlling for several child and household-level characteristics, the analysis uses two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and the household head's childhood work experience.
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Street Children; Youth and Governance; Children and Youth; Labor Policies; Primary Education;
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