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Labor Market Integration and Its Effect on Child Labor

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  • Manfred Gärtner

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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.

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Article provided by International Atlantic Economic Society in its journal Atlantic Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 39 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 165-170

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Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:39:y:2011:i:2:p:165-170

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Keywords: Labor market; Migration; Integration; Child labor; Subsistence; J13; O15;

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  1. Kenneth A. Swinnerton & Carol Ann Rogers, 1999. "The Economics of Child Labor: Comment," Labor and Demography 9903002, EconWPA.
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