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Harry A Patrinos and Najeeb Shafiq
 
''An Empirical Illustration of Positive Stigma towards Child Labor''
( 2010, Vol. 30 No.1 )
 
 
This empirical note complements the qualitative and theoretical research on positive household stigma towards child labor. We use data from Guatemala and two instruments for measuring stigma: a child's indigenous background and household head's childhood work experience. We then adopt binomial probit regression methods to illustrate that positive stigma has a large effect on child labor practices, and a modest effect on school enrollment.
 
 
Keywords: child labor, education, indigenous, stigma, Guatemala
JEL: J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics: General
O1 - Economic Development: General
 
Manuscript Received : Jun 04 2009 Manuscript Accepted : Mar 25 2010

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