Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108002
Authors: 
Bandara, Amarakoon
Dehejia, Rajeev
Rouse, Shaheen Lavie
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2014/118
Abstract: 
This paper investigates the impact of income and non-income shocks on child labour using a model in which the household maximizes utility from consumption as well as human capital development of the child. Two types of shocks are considered: agricultural shocks as an income shock and the death of a parent or relatives as a non-income shock. We also investigate if access to credits and household assets act as buffers against transitory shocks. Our results indicate significant effects of crop shocks on child's overall work hours and buffering effects of access to a bank account on child labour and hunger.
Subjects: 
child labour
buffer stocks
agricultural shocks
consumption smoothing
JEL: 
J82
J22
O13
O16
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-839-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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