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Title:Migration, transfers and child labor PDF Logo
Authors:Dimova, Ralitza
Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Arbeiten aus dem Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg, Arbeitsbereich Wirtschaft, Migration und Integration 297
Abstract:We examine agricultural child labor in the context of emigration, transfers, and the ability to hire outside labor. We start by developing a theoretical background based on Basu and Van, (1998), Basu, (1999) and Epstein and Kahana (2008) and show how hiring labor from outside the household and transfers to the household might induce a reduction in children's working hours. Analysis using Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) data on the Kagera region in Tanzania lend support to the hypothesis that both emigration and remittances reduce child labor.
Subjects:child labor
emigration
transfers
Tanzania
JEL:D62
F22
I30
J13
J20
J24
O15
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, Osteuropa-Institut Regensburg / München (OEI)

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