Child Labor and Education in Latin America

An Economic Perspective

  • Editors
  • Peter F. Orazem
  • Guilherme Sedlacek
  • Zafiris Tzannatos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter F. Orazem, Guilherme Sedlacek, Zafiris Tzannatos
      Pages 3-18
  3. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Guilherme Sedlacek, Suzanne Duryea, Nadeem Ilahi, Masaru Sasaki
      Pages 33-51
  4. Behavioral Inferences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. Marcelo Côrtes Neri, Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Guilherme Sedlacek, Peter F. Orazem
      Pages 55-68
    3. Jasper Hoek, Suzanne Duryea, David Lam, Deborah Levison
      Pages 69-86
    4. Nadeem Ilahi, Peter F. Orazem, Guilherme Sedlacek
      Pages 87-101
    5. Patrick M. Emerson, André Portela F. de Souza
      Pages 103-115
    6. Mario A. Sánchez, Peter F. Orazem, Victoria Gunnarsson
      Pages 117-130
  5. Policy Evaluations

  6. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Zafiris Tzannatos, Peter F. Orazem, Guilherme Sedlacek
      Pages 207-217
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 219-229

About this book


This book examines the facts concerning child labour in Latin America, how it varies over time; across countries; and in comparison to other areas of the world. It aims to improve the understanding of root causes and consequences of persistent child labour and to contribute to the policy debate.


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