TITLE

The Political Economy of Child Labor and Its Impacts on International Business

AUTHOR(S)
Bachman, S.L.
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
Business Economics;Jul2000, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Child labor is linked to global business directly and, more commonly, indirectly. Critics blame increased trade and financial flows for increased child labor, and those criticisms have undermined the legitimacy of further trade and financial liberalization. Companies--including multinationals such as Nike, Wal-Mart, Ikea and the Brazilian subsidiaries of U.S. and European automobile manufacturers--have responded with a range of initiatives. Unless business responses alleviate the worst forms of child labor, the legitimacy of continued trade and financial liberalization will continue to be undermined by perceptions that liberalization disproportionately hurts children, especially child workers.
ACCESSION #
3382436

 

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