Child labor in carpet weaving: impact of social labeling in India and Nepal

Chakrabarty, Sayan and Grote, Ulrike (2009) Child labor in carpet weaving: impact of social labeling in India and Nepal. World Development, 37 (10). pp. 1683-1693. ISSN 0305-750X


Does the labeling of tradable products like carpets which have been produced without child labor increase the welfare of
children and their families? This paper presents results of surveys conducted in India and Nepal. The findings suggest a positive link between social labeling and the removal of child laborers for households above the subsistence level. However, for households below the subsistence level, no significant influence has been found.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2009 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 - No Department
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2015 04:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: social labeling; child labor; luxury axiom; nutritional efficiency wage; India; Nepal
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9102 Microeconomics > 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.03.013

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