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Perverse Consequences of Well Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban

Prashant Bharadwaj, Leah K. Lakdawala, Nicholas Li

NBER Working Paper No. 19602
Issued in October 2013

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The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Thanks to Chris Ahlin, Kate Antonovics, Jeff Clemens, Julie Cullen, Gordon Dahl, Rahul Deb, Eric Edmonds, James Fenske, Gordon Hanson, Anjini Kochar, Craig McIntosh, Arijit Mukherjee, Karthik Muralidharan, Paul Niehaus, Mallesh Pai and Maher Said for insightful discussions on the topic. Zachary Breig provided excellent research assistance.

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