Some Notes on How Land Title Affects Child Labor
Mauricio Jose Serpa Barros de Moura and
Rodrigo De Losso da Silveira Bueno
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Mauricio Jose Serpa Barros de Moura: World Bank Group, Washington DC, USA
Rodrigo De Losso da Silveira Bueno: Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Rodrigo De-Losso
Economia, 2010, vol. 11, issue 2, pages 357_382
Secure property rights are considered a key determinant of economic development. However, evaluation of the causal effects of land titling is a difficult task. Since 2004, a program called “Papel Passado” has issued titles to more than over 85,000 families and has the goal to reach 750,000. This paper examines the direct impact of securing a property title on child labor force participation. This study uses a comparison between two close and similar communities in the City of Osasco case. The key point of this case is that some units participate in the program and others do not. Estimates, generated using difference-in-difference econometric technique suggest that titling results in a substantial decrease in child labor force participation for the families that received the title compared with the others. This findings are relevant for future policy tools for dealing with informality and how it affects economic growth.
Keywords: Investment Property Rights; Land Titling; Child Labor ForceJournal:Economia (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: P14 Q15 J22 O18 O54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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