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Economics of Child Labour

Authors: Chatterjee, Biswajit, Ray, Runa

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  • Combines empirical estimates with theoretical models to drive home the implications for policy
  • Provides the analytical rigor to address the problem of child labour in developing countries
  • Focuses on the importance of non-trade and growth-promoting policies in developing nations compared with the blanket trade policies suggested by WTO to reduce the incidence of child labour
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This book examines the effectiveness of trade and non-trade policies to combat the menace of child labour. Although it has decreased on the global scale in recent years, child labour still remains high, particularly in the developing countries. Keeping in mind the estimated extent of child labour in different regions around the globe, the book offers a detailed critical review of both theoretical and empirical literature on the topic as well as the policies to reduce the incidence of child labour. It also develops a general equilibrium model to demonstrate the possible effects of growth-promoting, non-trade policies, as opposed to direct trade policies, on child labour employment mitigation. The book argues that of the non-trade policies, the introduction of compulsory education appears to be an effective instrument for curtailing the child labour problem when families receive targeted subsidies for sending their children to school. It also shows that appropriately designed and targeted education subsidies can reduce the incidence of child labour and that social protection measures, such as subsidies on school enrolment, also tend to have a positive impact. The book not only opens up research topics for academicians but is also a valuable resource for policy makers.


About the authors

Biswajit Chatterjee is a Retired Professor at the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University. He is the former President of The Indian Econometric Society and the Indian Society of Labour Economics, and is the President of the Bengal Economic Association. He specialises in development economics, international trade, and the Indian economy.

Dr. Runa Ray is an Associate Professor of Economics at Vidyasagar College Kolkata, and has contributed research in the field of international trade and development economics.


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook £63.99
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Hardcover £79.99
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-8198-0
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics of Child Labour
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-8199-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-8199-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-8198-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 156
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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