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dc.contributor.authorBowden, Bradleyen_US
dc.contributor.authorStevenson-Clarke, Petaen_US
dc.contributor.editorDavid Lamonden_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T15:49:27Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T15:49:27Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-10-20T06:59:59Z
dc.identifier.issn1751-1348en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/17511341011051261en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33700
dc.description.abstractPurpose - Much research has focused on the reasons for child labor. This paper, in examining the experiences of late nineteenth century Australia asks the alternate research question: "What are the factors that cause mangers to desist from the use of child labor during periods of initial industrialization, even where the society is characterized by a youthful demography and low levels of manufacturing productivity?" Design/ Methodology/ approach - This study measures the incidence of child labor in Queensland, Australia's third largest state, through an examination of the censes for 1891 and 1901. It then locates the results of this analysis in the nineteenth century Australian peculiar pattern of economic investment. Findings - It is found that industrializing Australia had an extremely low incidence of child labor. This is attributed to the highly capitalized nature of the Australian rural and mining sectors, and the linkages between these sectors and the wider economy. This suggests that counties, or regions, with a highly commercialized primary sector, and with manufacturing establishments with high skill requirements (even if characterized by low productivity), will have a low incidence of child labor. Originality / value - The International Labor Organisation suggests that there is currently a revival in child labor. This paper suggests that the most effective policies for reducing the incidence of child labor are ones that seek to foster increased levels of capital investment in the primary sector, rather than ones directed towards legal restriction or poverty alleviation. Key Words: child labor, productivity, demography, manufacturing, mining, pastoral worken_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.format.extent117682 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom380en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto395en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Management Historyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEconomic Historyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIndustrial Relationsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode140203en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150306en_US
dc.titleRe-considering managerial use of child labor: lessons from the experience of nineteenth century Australiaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Emerald. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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