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Migration, Transfers and Child Labor

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  • Ralitza Dimova

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  • Gil S. Epstein

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  • Ira N. Gang

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    (Osteuropa-Institut, Regensburg (Institut for East European Studies))

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We examine agricultural child labor in the context of emigration, transfers, and the abil-ity to hire outside labor. We start by developing a theoretical background based on Basu and Van, (1998), Basu, (1999) and Epstein and Kahana (2008) and show how hiring labor from outside the household and transfers to the household might induce a re-duction in children’s working hours. Analysis using Living Standards Measurement Survey (LSMS) data on the Kagera region in Tanzania lend support to the hypothesis that both emigration and remittances reduce child labor.

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Paper provided by Institut für Ost- und Südosteuropaforschung (Institute for East and South-East European Studies) in its series Working Papers with number 297.

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Date of creation: Apr 2011
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Handle: RePEc:ost:wpaper:297

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Keywords: child labor; emigration; transfers; Tanzania;

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Cited by:
  1. Christian Ebeke, 2011. "The power of Remittances on the Prevalence of Child Labor," Working Papers halshs-00554258, HAL.
  2. Jamal BOUOIYOUR & Amal MIFTAH, 2013. "Transferts de fonds, éducation et travail des enfants au Maroc. Une analyse par score de propension," Working Papers 2012-2013_5, CATT - UPPA - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, revised Apr 2013.
  3. repec:laf:wpaper:201105 is not listed on IDEAS
  4. Bouoiyour, Jamal & Miftah, Amal, 2014. "Education, Genre et Transferts de fonds des migrants: Quelles interactions dans le Maroc rural ?
    [Education, Gender and Remittances: What interactions in rural Morocco?]
    ," MPRA Paper 57051, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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