Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/152389
Authors: 
Juras, Randall
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor & Development [ISSN:] 2193-9020 [Volume:] 3 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 1-20
Abstract: 
I assess the short-term impact of a public employment program on child labor and school attendance in Argentina. Public employment increases opportunities for adults outside the household, and may correspondingly raise the returns to children's productive activities at home. The effect of public employment on school attendance may thus be small. However, I find that the program substantially increased children's school attendance in addition to reducing child labor. My empirical strategy exploits an arbitrary enrollment cutoff date to compare program beneficiaries with a propensity-matched group of applicants not receiving benefits.
Subjects: 
Child labor
Public employment
Social protection
Argentina
JEL: 
J22
J13
J68
015
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article
Appears in Collections:

Files in This Item:
File
Size





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.