Is Temporary Emigration of Unskilled Workers a Solution to the Child Labor Problem?
Laval University - Département d'Économique
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September 30, 2010
CIRPEE Working Paper 10-37
This paper reassesses the case for temporary emigration of unskilled workers as a solution to the child labor problem, based upon a general equilibrium model of migrant remittances, parental investment in child schooling, and intersectoral allocation of capital. Counterfactual simulations uncover a U-shape effect of temporary emigration on the incidence of child labor, suggesting that the case for temporary emigration as a solution to the child labor problem may be weak.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 10
Keywords: Migration, remittances, general equilibrium
JEL Classification: O11working papers series
Date posted: October 3, 2010
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