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Labour market integration and its effect on child labour

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  • Gärtner, Manfred

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This note demonstrates that when developing countries remove barriers to migration and integrate their labour markets, children may be driven out of schools and into informal or paid employment in the comparatively rich countries. In industrialized countries, the same mechanism might force individuals or families to hold multiple jobs, into public welfare programs or into government-subsidized employment.

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Paper provided by University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science in its series Economics Working Paper Series with number 1123.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:usg:econwp:2011:23

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Keywords: Labour market; migration; integration; child labour; subsistence; minimum wage.;

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  1. Dennis L. Gärtner & Manfred Gärtner, 2008. "Wage Traps as a Cause of Illiteracy, Child Labor, and Extreme Poverty," University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2008 2008-02, Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen.
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