EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Shocks and child labor: the role of markets

Christelle Dumas ()

No 458, FSES Working Papers from Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland

Abstract: Economic shocks have been shown to affect child labor and particularly so when households fail to access credit. This paper endeavours to assess whether access toagricultural labor markets also reduce the impact of shocks on child labor. Using panel data from Tanzania, we confirm that households respond to transitory productivity shocks by changes in child labor, but that (1) child labor increases with increases in rainfall, (2) it increases less when households have access to a labor market and (3) the agricultural labor market seems more efficient than the credit market to smooth rainfall shocks. These findings are consistent with the theoretical model offered in the paper. They highlight that imperfect agricultural labor markets are important determinants of child labor.

Keywords: child labor; labor market imperfections; credit market imperfections; Tanzania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O12 O13 O15 J13 J43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 53 pages
Date: 2015-09-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-agr, nep-dev and nep-lab
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (8) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://doc.rero.ch/record/256913/files/WP_SES_458.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:fri:fribow:fribow00458

Ordering information: This working paper can be ordered from
http://doc.rero.ch/record/256913

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in FSES Working Papers from Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Freiburg/Fribourg Switzerland Bd de Pérolles 90, CH-1700 Fribourg. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Ivo raemy ().

 
Page updated 2021-04-18
Handle: RePEc:fri:fribow:fribow00458