Eric V. Edmonds
Professor of Economics

Edmonds Pciture
International Studies

Child Labor Network at IZA

Faculty Research Fellow:
National Bureau of Economic Research
Associate Editor:
Economic Development and Cultural Change

Department of Economics
6106 Rockefeller Hall
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755-3514

Office: 308 Rockefeller Hall
Phone: (603) 646-2944
Fax: (603) 646-2122

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Curriculum Vitae Research
Teaching Child Labor Development Economics At Dartmouth Home

Child Labor

A survey of the child labor literature in economics aimed at graduate students interested in child labor, January 2007 (minor revisions, June 2007). Published in the Handbook of Development Economics, Volume 4

Trade, Child Labor, and Schooling in Poor Countries

An essay on how trade adjustment in poor countries impacts child labor and schooling.  This essay is part of a World Bank project on understanding trade adjustment, 2009

Public Health in the Economics of Child Labor

An accessible discussion of issues of the interaction of child labor and public health published in in A. Fassa, D. Parker, and T. Scanlon (eds.), Child Labour—A Public Health Perspective, Oxford University Press, 2010

Defining Child Labour:  A review of the definitions of child labour in policy research

A critical review of the different definitions and concepts of child labor used in academic and policy research.  Published by International Labour Office, International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) - Geneva:  ILO, 2009

Children’s Work and Independent Child Migration: A Critical Review
(with M. Shrestha)

A review of the implication of the child labor literature for research and policy work on independent child migration (commissioned by UNICEF), 2009

Schooling Costs:  The link between tariff reform, poverty, and educational attainment
  (with N. Pavcnik)

A non-technical summary of recent research on child labor and trade reform in India,, May 28, 2008

Trade and Child Labour   (with N. Pavcnik)

An accessible description of recent research on how international trade influences child labor in poor countries,, July 19, 2007

The Economics of Consumer Actions against Products with Child Labor Content

An essay aimed at educated readers with little formal economics background,
published in
The World of Child Labor, H. Hindman ed., 2009

Child Labor

A concise description of the economics literature on child labor with a focus on international issues, presumes some background in economics, commissioned for  The Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy, April 2007

Understanding Child Labor:  Patterns, Types, and Causes

A commissioned essay for a U.S. State Department publication, Ending Abusive Child Labor, May 2005

Child Labor in the Global Economy  (with N. Pavcnik)

An introduction to the child labor literature in economics aimed at an academic audience,
Journal of Economic Perspectives
18(1), Winter 2005, 199-220



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*The black and white pictures in this page come from two excellent collections by David Parker:

Stolen Dreams
Before Their Time:  The World of Child Labor