The effects of globalization on child labor in developing countries

This paper inquires the effects of globalization on child labor in developing countries via cross-country analysis by decomposing globalization to its components; foreign direct investment (FDI) and trade. The findings reveal that the relationship between the child labor supply and gross domestic product per capita (PCGDP) can be expressed as a U shape. The study indicates that the child labor increases in the developing countries whose PCGDP levels are above $7500 since the net effect of globalization is positive for the positive substitution effect is bigger than the negative income effect. Data have been collected from UNICEF and World Bank.


Issue Date:
Jul 27 2010
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
ISSN 1804-1205 (Print) ISSN 1804-5006 (Online) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/95959
Published in:
Business and Economic Horizons
Volume 02
Issue 2
Page range:
37-47
Total Pages:
12
JEL Codes:
C31; F14; F15; F16; J49




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