Child labour in the presence of agricultural dualism: possible cures
AbstractThe paper using a three-sector general equilibrium model with agricultural dualism and child labour shows that any fiscal measures designed to benefit backward agriculture cannot cure the problem of child labour in a developing economy although they raise the non-child labour income of the poor households. A policy of capital led growth through inflows of foreign capital, on the contrary, will be able to alleviate the problem by encouraging advanced agriculture and lowering the demand for child labour. The analysis questions the desirability of assisting backward agriculture and advocates in favour of a liberalized investment policy for controlling the menace of child labour in the society.
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Date of creation: 15 May 2010
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Child labour; general equilibrium; agricultural dualism; subsidy policy; capital led growth.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
- D10 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - General
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGR-2010-07-03 (Agricultural Economics)
- NEP-ALL-2010-07-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2010-07-03 (Labour Economics)
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