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The Impact Of Parental Health On Child Labor. Evidence From Bangladesh

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  • Stephen Bazen

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    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - CNRS : UMR6579)

  • Claire Salmon

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    (IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - Université de Savoie)

Abstract

Using data for Bangladesh we find evidence of added worker effects resulting from father's health problems on both children's and (to a lesser extent) spouse's labor supply. In particular, when illness is short-lived or if treatment is required (when there are "health shocks") children's participation tends to increase. Our results suggest that income replacement through sickness benefit could significantly reduce child labor.

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Paper provided by HAL in its series Working Papers with number halshs-00349412.

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Date of creation: 30 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:hal:wpaper:halshs-00349412

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Keywords: child labor; health shocks; added worker effects;

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  1. Renaud Bourlès & Bruno Ventelou & Maame Esi Woode, 2012. "Child Income as an Insurance Mechanism. Consequences for the Health-Education Relationship," Working Papers halshs-00790859, HAL.

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