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Are Fair Trade Labels Effective Against Child Labor?

  • Jean Marie Baland
  • Cedric Duprez

In this paper, a model of North-South trade is developed to analyze the impact of a label certifying the absence of child labour in the export production of the South. [WP no 144].

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