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 The Price of Childhood 

 on the link between prices paid to farmers and the use of child labour in cottonseed production in Andhra Pradesh, India 

title page - contents - list of tables - section-I (introduction) - section-II - section-III - section-IV (summary/conclusions) - appendix - notes


CONTENTS

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION-I: INTRODUCTION

Background
Objectives of Study
Survey design: Methodology and Sampling

SECTION-II: ECONOMICS OF COTTONSEED CULTIVATION: TRENDS IN COST OF PRODUCTION AND PROFITS

Rising Costs of Production: 2002-2004
 • Non-Labour costs
 • Labour costs
Wage Inflation
Workforce Restructuring
Estimation of the Cost of Substituting Child Labour with Adult Labour 2002-04
Teenagers and Low Hourly Wages
Average Cottonseed Wages vs. Wages Elsewhere in Agriculture
Fluctuating Output, Income and Profits: 2002-04
 • Big and Small Farmers
 • Regional Differences
Summary of Section-II

SECTION-III: COST IMPLICATIONS OF REPLACING CHILD LABOUR WITH ADULT LABOUR

Estimation of the Cost of Substituting Child for Adult Labour
 • Method 1: Retrospective Estimation of the Cost of a Complete Substitution of Child for Adult Labour
 • Method 2: Commensurate Wage Estimation of the Cost of a Complete Substitution of Child for Adult Labour
Difference between Procurement and Market Prices
Effects of the Passing Replacement Costs of Child Labour onto Consumers, Seed Companies and Seed Farmers
Summary of Section-III

SECTION-IV: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS

APPENDIX

NOTES



  SECTION-I: Introduction

India Committee of the Netherlands / Landelijke India Werkgroep - October 25, 2005