ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Corporate Governance and Child Labour

The web version of this article corrects a few errors that appeared in the print  edition.

Reviewing case studies that examine the role of corporate governance initiatives to eliminate child labour from the production process, the authors examine the important distinction between eliminating and ending child labour from production networks as the former deals with the demand-side while the latter deals with the supply-side of the child labour equation. They conclude that while corporate initiatives can deal with the demand-side, government development and social policy intervention is required to deal with the supply-side.

This paper emanates from the Institute for Human Development/ILO-IPEC project titled “Home-grown Corporate Initiatives on Child Labour” (2011). Our thanks to Benjamin Smith, Bijoy Raychaudhuri, Sherin Khan, Neetu Lamba and other members of the steering committee for that project, Ramya Subramanian, Clement Chauvet, Ruchira Gujral, Chandrima Chatterjee, Bimal Arora, Varsha Joshi and Praveen Rao, and Biswajit Chatterjee of Jadavpur University. The caveat with regard to responsibility for any errors, etc, applies.

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