Does social labelling encourage child schooling and discourage child labour in Nepal?

Chakrabarty, Sayan and Grote, Ulrike and Luchters, Guido (2011) Does social labelling encourage child schooling and discourage child labour in Nepal? International Journal of Educational Development, 31 (5). pp. 489-495. ISSN 0738-0593


This paper explores the determinants of child labour vis-a-vis child schooling. It further examines the influence of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which are engaged in social labelling, on the incidence of child labour and schooling trade-off. The empirical results show that the probability of child schooling increases as well as child labour decreases if a carpet firm has adopted a labelling scheme. It can also be shown that labelling NGOs have a significant positive influence on sending the ex-child labourers to school.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. Permanent restricted access to published version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - No Department
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2014 06:16
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 03:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: child labour; labelling; Nepal; NGOs; schooling
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150505 Marketing Research Methodology
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140204 Economics of Education
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.11.002

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