Child Labor and Mother's Labor Market Participation: Evidence from Cambodia

11 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2019

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Soyoung Kim

University of Tokyo

Seung-Gyu Sim

Aoyama Gakuin University

Date Written: March 1, 2019

Abstract

This paper analyzes child labor participation decision and how it affects intra-household, especially mother’s, labor market participation through the mother-child relationship in the market work. Using Cambodia Socio-Economic Survey 2014, it shows that a higher probability of child labor increases the incidence of mother’s work. However, it also demonstrates that a mother is less likely to get involved in the market work if the eldest child is a son. This suggests the substitutability between a mother and her eldest son in market work, whereas the eldest daughter tends to do domestic work instead of her working mother.

Keywords: Child Labor, Mother’s Labor Market Participation

JEL Classification: J22, O15, O17, O53

Suggested Citation

Kim, Soyoung and Sim, Seung-Gyu, Child Labor and Mother's Labor Market Participation: Evidence from Cambodia (March 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3345067 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3345067

Soyoung Kim

University of Tokyo ( email )

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Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8657
Japan

Seung-Gyu Sim (Contact Author)

Aoyama Gakuin University ( email )

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Tokyo, 150-8366
Japan

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