Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/130738
Authors: 
Dimova, Ralitza
Epstein, Gil S.
Gang, Ira N.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers, Department of Economics, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 2015-23
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, 2000) 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
remittances
emigration
migration
JEL: 
D62
F22
I30
J13
J20
J24
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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