"Tell me how it was": Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies

Project Title 
"Tell me how it was": Public policies and child labor in Portugal and the Portuguese colonies

Start and End of Project
2016 - ongoing

Chief Investigator
Professor Pedro Goulart

Project Reference
PTDC/IIM-ECO/5303/2014

Funding Entity
Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)


Research Team

Researcher Name Institutional Afiliation
Celeste Quintino ISCSP/Universidade de Lisboa
Maria da Luz Ramos ISCSP/Universidade de Lisboa
Elsa Peralta Centro de Estudos Comparatistas, Universidade de Lisboa
Arjun Bedi Erasmus University Rotterdam
Aurora Almada IHC, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Ewout Frankema Wageningen University
Luis Mota CAPP, ISCSP
Paula Campos Pinto CAPP, ISCSP
Pedro Aires Oliveira IHC, Universidade Nova de Lisboa


Project Summary:

Public policies on child labor in the European periphery or the colonies remain under-researched in the literature, which also neglects the potential interactions between countries. This project will address these gaps by examining Portugal and its former colonies and which policies are more likely to be effective in today’s developing countries. The research on Portuguese-speaking countries will also contribute to the recent revival of African economic history, particularly when Portuguese colonial records are still underused. 

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