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Labour market integration and its effect on child labour

Manfred Gärtner ()

No 1123, Economics Working Paper Series from University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science

Abstract: This note demonstrates that when developing countries remove barriers to migration and integrate their labour markets, children may be driven out of schools and into informal or paid employment in the comparatively rich countries. In industrialized countries, the same mechanism might force individuals or families to hold multiple jobs, into public welfare programs or into government-subsidized employment.

Keywords: Labour market; migration; integration; child labour; subsistence; minimum wage. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J13 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 14 pages
Date: 2011-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-lab and nep-mig
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