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Globalization, consumerism and child labour

By Jayanta Dwibedi and Sarbajit Chaudhuri


This paper highlights the implication of consumerism on the incidence of child in a developing economy using a two-sector general equilibrium model. It finds that although consumerism raises incomes of the poor households and decreases the earning opportunities of the children, this is not sufficient to control the flow of children to workplace and is likely to worsen the child labour situation. The analysis provides a theoretical framework that can be used for explaining the positive linkage between consumerism and child labour.

Topics: J10 - General, I28 - Government Policy
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.2139/ssrn.1226229
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