Foreign Capital, Return to Education and Child labour
AbstractThis paper attempts to identify the different channels through which economic reforms can affect the incidence of child labour in a developing economy. Using a three-sector general equilibrium model it shows that inflows of foreign capital can lower the problem of child labour by raising the return to education and reducing the earning opportunities of children. It demonstrates how foreign capital produces favourable effect on the incidence of child labour although it affects wage inequality adversely.
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Child labour; general equilibrium; foreign capital; return to education; wage inequality;
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- Dwibedi, Jayanta Kumar & Chaudhuri, Sarbajit, 2010. "Foreign capital, return to education and child labour," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 278-286, April.
- F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
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