The Cost of Complying with Human Rights Treaties : The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Basic Immunization Gauri, Varun 2012-03-30T07:34:26Z 2012-03-30T07:34:26Z 2011
dc.description.abstract The determinants of compliance with human rights treaties likely vary according to the right in question, yet heterogeneity in the pathways through which ratification affects various human rights outcomes has received limited attention. This paper first develops an account of treaty compliance that incorporates the intrinsic benefits to the state of compliance, regime costs associated with certain rights, the political costs that NGOs, judges, and others are able to impose for non-compliance, and the fiscal and economic costs of compliance. The paper argues that for child survival rights, fiscal and economic costs are likely to be dispositive, and that as a result richer countries are more likely to comply. The paper then uses an instrumental variable approach to investigate whether ratification of the Convention of the Rights of the Child was associated with stronger effort at the country level on child survival rights. It finds that ratification of the CRC was correlated with a subsequent increase in immunization rates, but only in upper middle and high income countries. en
dc.identifier.citation Review of International Organizations
dc.identifier.issn 15597431
dc.language.iso EN
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject Fertility
dc.subject Family Planning
dc.subject Child Care
dc.subject Youth J130
dc.subject International Law K330
dc.subject Nonprofit Institutions
dc.subject NGOs L310
dc.subject Formal and Informal Sectors
dc.subject Shadow Economy
dc.subject Institutional Arrangements O170
dc.title The Cost of Complying with Human Rights Treaties : The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Basic Immunization en
dc.title.alternative Review of International Organizations en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.doctype Journal Article
okr.externalcontent Yes
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 773
okr.journal.nbpages 33-56
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.volume 6