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Child labour, child labour laws and economic growth - The case of Bolivia

Göransson, Emelie LU (2016) NEKH01 20162
Department of Economics
Abstract
The objective of this thesis is to conduct an illustrative case study examining how child labour and the decision to legalize child labour from age ten might impact Bolivia’s future economic growth and development. By doing so, this thesis yields insight into the issue of child labour and its impact on economic growth and development as well as the effectiveness of child labour laws and regulations, especially minimum age of employment regulation. This thesis shows that child labour has a negative impact on economic growth and development, however, it also shows that child labour laws and regulations are very often not enforced and that they therefore are not as effective as most people hope. Well-intentioned regulation might actually make... (More)
The objective of this thesis is to conduct an illustrative case study examining how child labour and the decision to legalize child labour from age ten might impact Bolivia’s future economic growth and development. By doing so, this thesis yields insight into the issue of child labour and its impact on economic growth and development as well as the effectiveness of child labour laws and regulations, especially minimum age of employment regulation. This thesis shows that child labour has a negative impact on economic growth and development, however, it also shows that child labour laws and regulations are very often not enforced and that they therefore are not as effective as most people hope. Well-intentioned regulation might actually make children and their families worse off. The effect of Bolivia’s legislation on child labour and consequently economic growth and development remains uncertain. (Less)
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author
Göransson, Emelie LU
supervisor
organization
course
NEKH01 20162
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Children, Child labour, Economic Growth, Laws and regulations, Bolivia
language
English
id
8894329
date added to LUP
2016-11-03 11:37:13
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2016-11-03 11:37:13
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  abstract     = {The objective of this thesis is to conduct an illustrative case study examining how child labour and the decision to legalize child labour from age ten might impact Bolivia’s future economic growth and development. By doing so, this thesis yields insight into the issue of child labour and its impact on economic growth and development as well as the effectiveness of child labour laws and regulations, especially minimum age of employment regulation. This thesis shows that child labour has a negative impact on economic growth and development, however, it also shows that child labour laws and regulations are very often not enforced and that they therefore are not as effective as most people hope. Well-intentioned regulation might actually make children and their families worse off. The effect of Bolivia’s legislation on child labour and consequently economic growth and development remains uncertain.},
  author       = {Göransson, Emelie},
  keyword      = {Children,Child labour,Economic Growth,Laws and regulations,Bolivia},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Child labour, child labour laws and economic growth - The case of Bolivia},
  year         = {2016},
}