Journal of Family and Economic Issues

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 159–173 | Cite as

Child Labor Supply on US Family Farms: An Interdisciplinary Conceptualization

  • Jongsoog KimEmail author
  • Lydia Zepeda
  • Paula Kantor


The conceptual model developed in this paper presents a unique way of understanding child labor on US family farms. It incorporates non-economic factors into an economic framework creating models that are different from the standard economic approaches to adult labor supply and/or child labor in developing countries. The paper argues for the importance of a balance between economic factors and non-economic factors such as social development, health and safety risks, and education in understanding child labor supply.


child labor farm labor household bargaining 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Korea Women’s Development InstituteSeoulKorea
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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