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Evaluating the Need for Child Labor in Pakistan and Bangladesh with Remarks on Possible Remedies

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Title: Evaluating the Need for Child Labor in Pakistan and Bangladesh with Remarks on Possible Remedies
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Holder, Mariah
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Child Labor
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This paper evaluates the need for child labor in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It uses a model by Basu and Van (1) to create a structure for evaluating need and then applies country specific data to determine the need of these two countries. This model is expanded on by Basu to include a multiple equilibrium model of the labor market. (2) Indicators such as poverty levels, unemployment rates, sectoral distributions of GDP and employment along with studies on the family conditions of child laborers were used to evaluate need. In both instances need was found. This paper finds parental poverty to be a key factor in supplying children to the labor market. Economic remedies are therefore stressed. Industrial growth with the introduction of technology is found to have the ability to raise the industrial wage rate while creating more employment opportunities. Microcredit is also seen as an important remedy as it has the potential to lend to a multiple equilibrium situation by decreasing the amount of people dependent on wages. (1) Kaushik Basu and Pham Hoang Van, 'The Economics of Child Labor,' The American Economic Review 88, no. 3 (1998):412-427. (2) Kaushik Basu, ' Child Labor: Cause, Consequence, and Cure, with Remarks on International Labor Standards,' Journal of Economic Literature, 37, no. 3, (1999): 1100.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mariah Holder
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 H72
System ID: NCFE003235:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003235/00001

Material Information

Title: Evaluating the Need for Child Labor in Pakistan and Bangladesh with Remarks on Possible Remedies
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Holder, Mariah
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Child Labor
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This paper evaluates the need for child labor in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It uses a model by Basu and Van (1) to create a structure for evaluating need and then applies country specific data to determine the need of these two countries. This model is expanded on by Basu to include a multiple equilibrium model of the labor market. (2) Indicators such as poverty levels, unemployment rates, sectoral distributions of GDP and employment along with studies on the family conditions of child laborers were used to evaluate need. In both instances need was found. This paper finds parental poverty to be a key factor in supplying children to the labor market. Economic remedies are therefore stressed. Industrial growth with the introduction of technology is found to have the ability to raise the industrial wage rate while creating more employment opportunities. Microcredit is also seen as an important remedy as it has the potential to lend to a multiple equilibrium situation by decreasing the amount of people dependent on wages. (1) Kaushik Basu and Pham Hoang Van, 'The Economics of Child Labor,' The American Economic Review 88, no. 3 (1998):412-427. (2) Kaushik Basu, ' Child Labor: Cause, Consequence, and Cure, with Remarks on International Labor Standards,' Journal of Economic Literature, 37, no. 3, (1999): 1100.
Statement of Responsibility: by Mariah Holder
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Coe, Richard

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 H72
System ID: NCFE003235:00001

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