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Migration, Transfers and Child Labor

Ralitza Dimova (), Gil Epstein () and Ira Gang ()

Departmental Working Papers from Rutgers University, Department of Economics

Abstract: We examine agricultural child labor in the context of emigration, transfers, and the ability to hire outside labor. We start by developing a theoretical background based on Basu and Van, (1998), Basu, (1999, 2000) and Epstein and Kahana (2008) and show how hiring labor from outside the household and transfers to the household might induce a reduction 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; remittances; emigration; migration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D62 F22 I30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dem, nep-int and nep-mig
Date: 2015-11-25
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Published as: Dimova, R., Epstein, G. S., & Gang, I. N. (2015). Migration, Transfers and Child Labor. Review of Development Economics, 19(3), 735-747. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rode.12156/full Accessed November 2015.

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