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dc.contributor.authorFafchamps, Marcelen_US
dc.contributor.authorWahba, Jacklineen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-26en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:13:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:13:30Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33630-
dc.description.abstractUsing detailed survey data from Nepal, this paper examines the determinants of child labor with a special emphasis on urban proximity. We find that children residing in or near urban centers attend school more and work less in total but are more likely to be involved in wage work or in a small business. The larger the urban center, the stronger the effect is. Urban proximity is found to reduce the workload of children and improve school attendance up to 3 hours of travel time from the city. In areas of commercialized agriculture located 3 to 7 hours from the city, children do more farm work. Urban proximity effects are accounted for by a combination of local labor supply and demand conditions, most notably the local importance of agriculture, the education level of the parents, and the local wage rate. Child servants, which represent a small proportion of all children, work much harder than other children and appear particularly at risk.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 1966en_US
dc.subject.jelJ10en_US
dc.subject.jelJ22en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ40en_US
dc.subject.jelN35en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordchild labouren_US
dc.subject.keywordNepalen_US
dc.subject.keywordchild schoolingen_US
dc.subject.keywordurban proximityen_US
dc.subject.stwKinderarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwWohnstandorten_US
dc.subject.stwStadt-Land-Beziehungen_US
dc.subject.stwNepalen_US
dc.titleChild labor, urban proximity and household compositionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn513709088en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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