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Tulane to study child labor in Africa

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Tulane University's Payson Center for International Development has been awarded a three-year, $1.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Labor to conduct child labor surveys in cocoa-growing areas of the West African nations of Ghana and Ivory Coast.

The funding is a follow-up to an earlier Labor Department grant the Payson team received to collect data on West Africa's cocoa industry.