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The intriguing relation between adult minimum wage and child labour

Author: Kaushik Basu; World Bank. Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics.
Publisher: Washington, DC : World Bank, Office of the Senior Vice President, Development Economics, [1999]
Series: Policy research working papers, 2173.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Raising adult wages through a minimum wage law can in some circumstances have the paradoxical effect of increasing the amount of child labor. In other words, using minimum wage legislation as a form of international labor standard can exacerbate problems of child labor.
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Basu, Kaushik.
Intriguing relation between adult minimum wage and child labour.
Washington, DC : World Bank, Office of the Senior Vice President, Development Economics, [1999]
(OCoLC)647025426
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kaushik Basu; World Bank. Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Development Economics.
OCLC Number: 42353910
Notes: "August 1999"--Cover.
Description: 17, 3 pages ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Policy research working papers, 2173.
Responsibility: Kaushik Basu.

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Raising adult wages through a minimum wage law can in some circumstances have the paradoxical effect of increasing the amount of child labor. In other words, using minimum wage legislation as a form of international labor standard can exacerbate problems of child labor.

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