Children as economic agents

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    A generational perspective recognizes that children have preferences which may differ systematically from those of adults, and, furthermore, that a children's standpoint should be recognized by scholars and activists and incorporated into policy targeted at children and their families. Economics has not considered children as agents because of their lack of power relative to adults. The implications of recognizing children's agency are explored for the case of children's paid and unpaid labor force and household work.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)125-134
    Number of pages10
    JournalFeminist Economics
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2000


    • Child agency
    • Child labor
    • Unpaid work

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