Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website

Economics Professor Presents Paper on Child Labor

Abdul B. PathanAt the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Economic Association, Abdul B. Pathan, professor of economics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, presented a paper regarding child labor.

Pathan’s paper, “Child Labor in Developed and Developing Nations: Some Comparisons,” discussed how child labor was and still is being used by various businesses in many countries to save money and make profit under exploitative situations.

The conference was held June 5-7 at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Economic Association is a professional organization of economists and allied social scientists in Pennsylvania and neighboring states. Approximately 70 papers are presented and discussed at the association’s annual conference.

Pathan holds a doctorate from the University of Houston and master’s degrees from Williams College in Massachusetts and Dhaka University in Bangladesh. He has taught at Penn College since 1987.

For more information about the academic programs offered by the School of Integrated Studies at Penn College, visit online or call (570) 327-4521. To learn more about Penn College, visit on the Web , e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.

Related Stories

Faculty & Staff
Radiography clinical director earns Master of Education
Read more
Individualized Programs of Study
Economics professor presents at state conference
Read more
Jennifer R. Wahl, a Loyalsock Township High School instructor and part-time faculty member at Penn College, accepts Teacher of the Year honors in Hershey. Individualized Programs of Study
State’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ Has Penn College Connection
Read more