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U.S. Trade and Other Policy Options and Programs to Deter Foreign Exploitation of Child Labor

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  • Alan V. Deardorff
  • Robert M. Stern

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AbstractThe following sections are included:IntroductionDeterminants, Magnitudes, and Characteristics of Child LaborDeterminants of Child LaborChild Labor: What are the Facts?Child Labor and PovertyChild Labor in International TradeThe Working Conditions of ChildrenPolicies and Programs for Reducing Foreign Child LaborU.S. Trade PoliciesEconomic and Technical Assistance Provided Through the ILOSupra-National MeasuresCodes of ConductConsumer LabelingWelfare of Former Child WorkersLabel CredibilityMonitoring in Labeling ProgramsMonitoring ReformsConceptual Considerations and Analysis of Alternative Measures to Reduce Child LaborThe H–O ModelParent and Child Labor SupplyThe ModelNotationEquationsThe Bad ParentPolicies Toward Child LaborBan on Child LaborA Non-Prohibitive Tax on Child LaborA Subsidy to EducationConclusions and Implications for PolicyTrade PoliciesILO Assistance and Other Supra-National MeasuresCodes of Conduct and LabelingStudy QuestionsReferencesSuggested Further Reading
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  • Drusilla K. Brown & Alan V. Deardorff & Robert M. Stern, 1999. "U.S. Trade and Other Policy Options and Programs to Deter Foreign Exploitation of Child Labor," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 9904, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
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    1. Lynne M. Pepall, 2002. "The Simple Economics of Brand Stretching," The Journal of Business, University of Chicago Press, vol. 75(3), pages 535-552, July.
    2. Drusilla K. Brown & Alan V. Deardorff & Robert M. Stern, 2009. "Pros and Cons of Linking Trade and Labor Standards," World Scientific Book Chapters,in: Globalization And International Trade Policies, chapter 16, pages 599-621 World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
    3. Garcia, Luis, 2006. "Oferta de trabajo infantil y el trabajo en los quehaceres del hogar
      [The supply of child labor and household work]
      ," MPRA Paper 31402, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Milyo, Jeffrey, 2000. "A problem with Euclidean preferences in spatial models of politics," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 66(2), pages 179-182, February.
    5. Drusilla K. Brown & Alan V. Deardorff & Robert M. Stern, 2001. "Child Labor: Theory, Evidence and Policy," Discussion Papers Series, Department of Economics, Tufts University 0111, Department of Economics, Tufts University.
    6. Garcia, Luis, 2007. "Who does the chores? Estimation of a household production function in Peru," MPRA Paper 23223, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Drusilla K. Brown, 2001. "Labor Standards: Where Do They Belong on the International Trade Agenda?," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, vol. 15(3), pages 89-112, Summer.
    8. Martin Rama, 2002. "Globalization and Workers in Developing Countries," Economics Study Area Working Papers 41, East-West Center, Economics Study Area.

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