Globalization, Gender and Child Work—Dr. Annie Voy

This paper evaluates the impact of globalization on two sorts of child work: child labour and household chores. Using newly available survey data on gender-specific participation rates in child labour and household chores, I estimate results separately for boys and girls to determine whether globalization affects the activities of these children differently. I find a negative and robust impact of FDI and trade openness on child labour, but no evidence that this relationship varies by gender. I also find FDI inflows to be correlated with lower participation by children in household chores, even after controlling for endogeneity. (2012)

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