Child Employment, a Controversial Issue; Analysis in Two Touristic Destinations
Romano Gino Segrado Pavón, Graciela Cruz Jiménez, Marcelino Castillo Nechar

Low-skilled employment is one of the noteworthy features of tourism activity in emerging and sometimes even consolidated destinations. As for child employment, such a situation is widely observed throughout several tourist destinations in Mexico. In this context, the general objective was to analyze the influence of tourism on child labor in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel, the two main tourist destinations in Quintana Roo. The following were determined as factors that foster or inhibit any practice that violates the rights of minors: tourism reputation, legal deficiencies, poverty situation. Outcomes will allow the design of better public policies against child labor in tourist destinations.

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