Child Labor in the Developing World

Theory, Practice and Policy

Editors: Posso, Alberto (Ed.)

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  • Provides new evidence of the theoretical and empirical causes and consequences of child labor
  • Collects case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America to provide a unique set of policy prescriptions
  • Constructed to inform policy and learning, aiming to reach a broad audience of scholars and policymakers
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This book provides new evidence of the theoretical and empirical causes and consequences of child labor. In so doing, the chapters provide a unique set of policy prescriptions that are applicable to both the developing countries that make up the case studies of the volume, as well as other countries more broadly. The volume is constructed to inform policy with rigorous analysis. However, unlike most academic studies, the language and flavour of the volume is largely non-technical, while the policy recommendations are practical.

The volume is made up of three sections. The first section builds on the existing literature and provides new theoretical insights into child labor. Section 2 provides empirical evidence from both quantitative and qualitative case studies on child labor from across Asia, Africa and Latin America. This section provides information from studies conducted in Brazil, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, India and Vietnam. Section 3 provides policy recommendations. 


About the authors

Alberto Posso is a Professor of Economics and Director at the Centre for International Development in the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia. Professor Posso holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University (ANU) with specialisations in labor economics, economic development, international trade and applied econometrics. Geographically, his research focuses on East Asia, Latin America and the Pacific. Professor Posso has over 40 peer-reviewed publications, which include papers in leading outlets for Development Studies such as World DevelopmentThe Journal of Development Studies and The Review of Development Economics. Professor Posso’s most recent research work focuses on child labor, its causes and consequences. He has worked on the adult-wage effects of child labor in Ecuador, the health consequences of child labor in Peru, the psychological costs of child labor in India, as well as the relationship between environmental shocks and child labor in Vietnam. His work on child wellbeing, more generally, has been funded by major international organizations including Oxfam, Plan International, and UNESCAP.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Posso, Alberto

  • Economic Growth, Structural Change and Decline of Child Labour in Agriculture: A Theoretical Perspective

    Pages 15-34

    Sasmal, Joydeb (et al.)

  • Child Labour and Human Capital in Developing Countries: A Multi-Period Stochastic Model

    Pages 35-81

    Thakurata, Indrajit

  • Is There a Culture of Child Labour? The Decision-Making Process of Working Among Girl Beedi Rollers in Jhalda Region of Purulia, West Bengal

    Pages 83-109

    Mitra, Dakhina

  • Income Shocks and Child Labor: Evidence for the Rural Dominican Republic

    Pages 111-139

    Cuevas, Eva Rodríguez (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Child Labor in the Developing World
Book Subtitle
Theory, Practice and Policy
Editors
  • Alberto Posso
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3106-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3106-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3105-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 273
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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