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The power of remittances on the international prevalence of child labor

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  • Ebeke, Christian Hubert

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This paper examines the relationship between remittance inflows and the prevalence of child labor. It investigates whether remittance inflows offset the effects of financial constraints and income shocks on the prevalence of child labor in receiving economies. Based on a sample of 82 developing countries and after factoring in the endogeneity of remittances, migration, and financial development, econometric results highlight that remittance inflows significantly reduce the prevalence of child labor in developing countries characterized by weak financial systems and high income growth volatility.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Structural Change and Economic Dynamics.

Volume (Year): 23 (2012)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 452-462

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Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:23:y:2012:i:4:p:452-462

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Keywords: Remittances; Financial development; Income shocks; Child labor;

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