Research on child labour in the cocoa sector

Child labour is one of the most well-known problems the cocoa sector is facing. However, since it is also considered a taboo in many countries, it is proven to be very hard to measure. Respondents of household surveys often give socially desirable answers, instead of admitting they (or their children) are involved in child labour.

Therefore, we recently used an innovative methodology in one of our impact evaluation projects called list experiments to avoid respondents not answering truthfully. The first results seem very interesting, but require some more thorough research. And for this, we may be looking for you!

What are we looking for?
An enthusiastic and proactive MSc-student in a relevant field (MID, MME) with at least some basic knowledge of Stata and/or R. You are independent and curious, and not afraid to raise critical questions.

What will you do?
We are looking for an intern to take a deeper dive in the child labour issue using the data we have. Besides this, you will help out with various other tasks within the project. This will give you a good insight into all aspects of the impact evaluations at an applied research institute. The internship will be written at the department of International Policy with headquarters in The Hague and a smaller office in Wageningen.

What do we offer?
- Four-month internship, starting date negotiable
- A young and enthusiastic team (Wageningen Economic Research Impact Evaluation team)
- Reimbursement of € 295,- monthly for a 36 hour work week

For more information and applications (CV + short motivation), contact Tinka Koster: