Do Social Labeling NGOs Have Any Influence on Child Labor?

  • Sayan Chakrabarty
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8 Conclusion

This study finds that improvement in the child’s and household’s welfare through the intervention of social labeling NGOs is an effective way of combating child labor at an individual level. One of the main factors which could influence the success of labeling NGOs is ‘monitoring frequency’.14 However, this study does not consider ‘monitoring frequency’ as an explanatory variable because of the high collinearity with ‘HH_IsAnybodyInLBLInd’ (Is anybody of the family working in a labeled industry?) and ‘Ind_NGOAssistChild’ (Is the child being helped by labeling NGO?). In the household level analysis, the most important variable is the number of the children under 14 years of age; a household with more children is much more likely to send a child to work than a household with less children. A combination of policies like labeling NGO’s welfare activities, birth control, access to formal credit market, increase of the adult income, and adult education could be suggested from this study to remove a child from the ‘work place’.


Child Labor Estimate Odds Ratio Kathmandu Valley Ethical Trade Trade Sanction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sayan Chakrabarty
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  1. 1.Center for Development ResearchUniversity of BonnGermany

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