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Determinants of Child Labor in the Export and Non-Export Sectors of Bangladesh

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  • Imam Alam

    (University of Northern Iowa)

  • Shahina Amin

    (University of Northern Iowa)

  • Janet Rives

    (University of Northern Iowa)

Abstract

Trade sanctions imposed by industrialized countries on products made by children in developing countries are motivated by the assumptions that children work in export industries and that such work harms them. We use binary logistic regression techniques to analyze the determinants of children's work in the export and non-export sectors of Bangladesh. Looking at all children, we find that the factors determining whether a child works in the export sector are being older, being a girl, living in an urban area, and having a less educated father.

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  • Imam Alam & Shahina Amin & Janet Rives, 2010. "Determinants of Child Labor in the Export and Non-Export Sectors of Bangladesh," Journal of Economic Insight (formerly the Journal of Economics (MVEA)), Missouri Valley Economic Association, vol. 36(2), pages 57-74.
  • Handle: RePEc:mve:journl:v:36:y:2010:i:2:p:57-74
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    JEL classification:

    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J80 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - General
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • O24 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Trade Policy; Factor Movement; Foreign Exchange Policy

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