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dc.contributor.authorBraun, Sebastianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-23T14:43:34Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-23T14:43:34Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/25097-
dc.description.abstractWe test the often-cited hypothesis that high levels of child labour attract foreign investors. Using panel data we show the overall effect, which child labour has on foreign direct investment (FDI), to be a (small) negative one. We find strong evidence for the theoretical prediction that child labour deters FDI by slowing down economic development. Weaker evidence is provided for our theoretical prediction that child labour can discourage FDI via its impact on the availability of a skilled labour force in an economy. The data do not indicate that high levels of child labour drive down the factor share of labour, thereby increasing the attractiveness of an economy for foreign investors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSFB 649, Economic Risk Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSFB 649 discussion paper 2006,014en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.jelF23en_US
dc.subject.jelJ82en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild labouren_US
dc.subject.keywordFDIen_US
dc.subject.keywordcore labour standardsen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDirektinvestitionen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsbedingungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwLow-Income Countriesen_US
dc.titleCore labour standards and FDI: friends or foes?: The case of child labouren_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn512465746en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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