Effectiveness of Complaint-Driven Regulation of Child Labour in Alberta


  • Bob Barnetson




This study further develops our understanding of the employment experiences of children (ages 9-11) and adolescents (ages 12-14) in the Canadian province of Alberta, with particular attention to illegal employment and the effectiveness of complaint-based regulation. Survey data demonstrates there is a significant degree of illegal employment among children and adolescents. Interview data suggests that complaint-driven regulation of child labour is ineffective because parents, children and adolescents cannot identify violations and do not take action to trigger state enforcement.


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How to Cite

Barnetson, B. (2010). Effectiveness of Complaint-Driven Regulation of Child Labour in Alberta. Just Labour, 16. https://doi.org/10.25071/1705-1436.40