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Three lessons about child labor

Author: Bc. Václav Vislous
Year: 2011 - summer
Leaders: doc. Ing. Vladimír Benáček CSc.
Work type: Bachelors
Language: English
Pages: 83
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Abstract: Child labor is still a big issue in the developing world. However, with
an expanding literature base, we can conprehend its sources and policies
in which we try to affect it in a much more precise way. This thesis
reviews relevant literature regarding child labor. The scope of this review
covers historical origins of child labor during the Industrial Revolution,
its basic economic modelling, coercive measures against child labor, the
effects of globalization, international trade, transitory income shocks and
credit constraints on child labor and education. The main contribution to
the literature are the three lessons about child labor. First, the parallels
between findings about child labor in today's developing countries and the
Industrial Revolution are studied. Second, it is showed that in the case of
an import ban on child labor produce, there is always a better solution
for children. Finally, previously unstudied consequences of Conditional
Cash Transfer programs on children's motivation for education are related.
Downloadable: Bachelor Thesis of Vislous


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