The effect of labor inspections on reducing child labor in Brazil

Author(s) : Bonfim de Almeida, Roselaine; Kassouf, Ana Lucia
Abstract : Child labor has been on the decline in Brazil since the mid-1990s. It was also during this period that labor inspections in the country began to attach more importance to fighting child labor. Thus, this study aimed to analyze the effect of labor inspections on the drop observed in child labor rates in Brazil in 2000 and 2010 using the two-stage least squares method. According to the results for 2000, a 1% increase in inspections reduced the percentage of working children and adolescents. There were reductions of 0.22%, 0.45%, 0.19%, and approximately 0.09% for the 10-17, 10-14, 15, and 16-17 age brackets, respectively. For the year 2010, a 1% increase in inspections reduced the percentage of working children and adolescents by 0.26%, 0.66%, 0.41%, and 0.08% for the 10-17, 10-13, 14-15 age brackets, respectively. 
Year : 2016
Country : Brazil
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Source : UCW supported studies


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