Nicholas Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto. He received his B.A. in Economics from Dalhousie University in 2003, his M.A. in Economics from Queen's University in 2004, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2011. He has been at the University of Toronto since 2011.
Unintended consequences of India’s child labour ban
08 Jan 2014
Bans and regulations against child labour are among the most popular policy tools used to address the problem throughout the developing world. But how well do they work in practice? This column analyses the effectiveness of India’s flagship legislation against child labour, the Child Labour Act of 1986. It finds that a few years after the ban, employment levels of children under the legal working age of 14 rose relative to those of legal age.
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