The Economics of Child Labour in the Era of Globalization: Policy issues

1st Edition

Sarbajit Chaudhuri, Jayanta Kumar Dwibedi

Published October 28, 2016
Reference - 180 Pages
ISBN 9781138647855 - CAT# Y228339
Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics


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Children in poor countries are subjected to exploitation characterized by low wages and long hours of work, as well as by unclean, unhygienic and unsafe working and living conditions, and, more importantly, by deprivation from education, all of which hampers their physical and mental development. Child labour is a complex issue, and clearly it has no simple solution. This book sheds some understanding of its root causes.

The book attempts to delve into many of the important theoretical aspects of child labour and suggests policies that could indeed be useful in dealing with the problem under diverse situations using alternative multisector general equilibrium models.

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