Migration, Transfers and Child Labor

13 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2015

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Ralitza Dimova

University of Manchester - Institute for Development Policy and Management

Gil S. Epstein

Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; University College London - CReAM - Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration

Ira N. Gang

Rutgers University - Economics Department; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: August 2015

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 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.

Suggested Citation

Dimova, Ralitza and Epstein, Gil S. and Gang, Ira N., Migration, Transfers and Child Labor (August 2015). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 19, Issue 3, pp. 735-747, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2631273 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/rode.12156

Ralitza Dimova (Contact Author)

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