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Social Globalization and Child Labor

  • Congdon Fors, Heather

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

In recent years, a growing number of authors have turned their focus to the question of why children work. While much of the research focuses on household level factors, macroeconomic factors have gained increasing attention. This is particularly true in the case of globalization. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the literature on the role of globalization in child labor by examining a specific aspect of globalization: social globalization. The results of the empirical analysis indicate that social globalization does have a significant impact on the average incidence of child labor in the cross-country sample of developing countries.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 533.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 07 May 2012
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0533
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