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Why do Indian Children Work, and is it Bad for Them?

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  • Alessandro Cigno

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  • Furio C. Rosati

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The causes and consequences of child labour are examined theoretically and empirically within a household decision framework, with endogenous fertility and mortality. The data come from a nationally representative survey of Indian rural households. [IZA Discussion Paper No. 115].

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Keywords: schooling; Nutritional status; welfare; India; gender; child labour; education; fertility; anthropometry; household economics; rural; mortality; endogenous; school; public health; labour participation; health; educational policies;

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  1. Mukherjee, Dipa, 2010. "Child workers in India: an overview of macro dimensions," MPRA Paper 35049, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.
  2. Shankha Chakraborty & Mausumi Das, 2003. "Mortality, Fertility and Child Labor," University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers 2003-35, University of Oregon Economics Department, revised 01 Dec 2003.
  3. Sandro Maffei & Nicole Raabe & Heinrich Ursprung, 2004. "Political Repression and Child Labor: Theory and Empirical Evidence," Working Papers of the Research Group Heterogenous Labor 04-19, Research Group Heterogeneous Labor, University of Konstanz/ZEW Mannheim.
  4. Drusilla K. Brown & Alan Deardorff & Robert Stern, 2004. "The Effects of Multinational Production on Wages and Working Conditions in Developing Countries," NBER Chapters, in: Challenges to Globalization: Analyzing the Economics, pages 279-330 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  5. Dohmen, Thomas J., 2005. "Housing, mobility and unemployment," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(3), pages 305-325, May.
  6. Giorgio Bellettini & Carlotta Berti Ceroni & Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano, 2003. "Child Labor and Resistance to Change," Working Papers 2003.79, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
  7. Ranjan Ray, 2001. "Simultaneous Analysis of Child Labour and Child Schooling: Comparative Evidence from Nepal and Pakistan," ASARC Working Papers 2001-10, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
  8. Nielsen, H.S. & Dubey, A., 2001. "Child Labor: A Microeconomic Perspective," Papers 01-10, Aarhus School of Business - Department of Economics.
  9. Ranjan Ray, 2001. "Child Labour and Child Schooling in South Asia: A Cross Country Study of their Determinants," ASARC Working Papers 2001-09, The Australian National University, Australia South Asia Research Centre.
  10. Shirit Katav-Herz, 2003. "A Model of Parental Demand for Child Labor with High Fertility Norms," Review of Economics of the Household, Springer, vol. 1(3), pages 219-233, September.
  11. Sundaram, Aparna & Vanneman, Reeve, 2008. "Gender Differentials in Literacy in India: The Intriguing Relationship with Women's Labor Force Participation," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 36(1), pages 128-143, January.
  12. Rana Ejaz Ali Khan, 2003. "Children in Different Activities: Child Schooling and Child Labour," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 42(2), pages 137-160.
  13. Basu, Kaushik, 2003. "Policy Dilemmas for Controlling Child Labor," Working Papers 03-11, Cornell University, Center for Analytic Economics.

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