Economics of Child Labour

Seminar, SWS: 2, lecture number: 34005


Freitag, 15-19;


Raymond Frempong

The understanding and prevention of child labour have featured significantly in the international development discussion. For instance, Target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals partly deals with ending the worst forms of child labour. In this seminar, we analyse the economic and non-economic factors that influence the household's supply of child labour in developing countries with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa. We review several empirical studies to understand the incentives, agencies and constraints of the problem. With this, we provide a synthesis of the literature to gain an understanding of why child labour has persisted in the sub-region despite the significant income growth.

An introductory lecture on the papers and the topics of the seminar is on April 24, 2020.

Applications for the seminar are possible HERE under a first-come-first-serve policy until April 23, 2020

Given the current situation, this course will probably be given digitally. Please get in touch with the lecturer as soon as possible and, where applicable, register in E-Learning and CampusOnline.