The effect of parental labor supply on child schooling: evidence from trade liberalization in India
AbstractThis paper estimates the effect of changes in maternal and paternal labor supply on the schooling rates of children in India using the variation in industry-specific tariffs during a period of trade liberalization. The results show that an increase in maternal labor supplied outside of the household leads to a higher schooling probability for younger children. Specifically, a 1 day per week increase in maternal labor supply is associated with an approximately 5 % points increase in the schooling probability for children between the ages of 7 and 10. However, father’s labor supply has an insignificant effect on child schooling across all specifications. The effect for older children between the ages of 11 and 14, who face a tradeoff between schooling, market work, and domestic work, is also found to be insignificant. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
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Volume (Year): 11 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
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Child schooling; Labor supply; Trade liberalization; India; D13; J13; O12; O19;
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- Ural Marchand, Beyza & Rees, Ray & Riezman, Raymond, 2011. "The Effect of Parental Labor Supply on Child Schooling: Evidence from Trade Liberalization in India," Working Papers 2011-21, University of Alberta, Department of Economics, revised 01 Mar 2012.
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O19 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations
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