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Child Labour and Inequality

Tamara Fioroni () and Simone D'Alessandro ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This paper focuses on the evolution of child labour, fertility and human capital in an economy characterized by two types of workers, low- and high-skilled. This heterogeneity allows an endogenous analysis of inequality generated by child labour. More specifically, according to empirical evidence, we offer an explanation for the emergence of a vicious cycle between child labour and inequality. The basic intuition behind this result arises from the interdependence between child labour and fertility decisions. Furthermore, we investigate how child labour regulation policies can influence the welfare of the two groups in the short run, and the income distribution in the long run. We find that conflicts of interest may arise between the two groups.

Keywords: Child Labour; Fertility; Human capital; Inequality. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 J24 J82 K31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013
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