Child labor expert to speak Oct. 13

Eric Edmonds, PhD, associate professor of economics at Dartmouth College, will speak about “Poverty Alleviation and Child Labor” at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Washington University’s Goldfarb Hall, Room 132.

Edmond’s talk is a follow-up discussion to Nicholas Kristof’s recent WUSTL presentation on his book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

The George Warren Brown School of Social Work is sponsoring the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

Edmonds is a leading scholar on researching economic determinants and outcomes of children’s work in developing countries.

His current work in Ecuador looks at the potential impact of protecting children from early entry into paid employment and keeping them in school.

For more information about the lecture, contact Charita Castro, PhD, assistant professor of social work, at (314) 935-5926.

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