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Migration, Transfers and Child Labor

Ralitza Dimova (), Gil Epstein and Ira Gang

No 297, Working Papers from Leibniz Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and Southeast European Studies)

Abstract: We examine agricultural child labor in the context of emigration, transfers, and the abil-ity to hire outside labor. We start by developing a theoretical background based on Basu and Van, (1998), Basu, (1999) and Epstein and Kahana (2008) and show how hiring labor from outside the household and transfers to the household might induce a re-duction 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.

Keywords: child labor; emigration; transfers; Tanzania (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D62 F22 I30 J13 J20 J24 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13
Date: 2011-04
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