Labour market integration and its effect on child labour
AbstractThis 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of St. Gallen, School of Economics and Political Science in its series Economics Working Paper Series with number 1123.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
Date of revision:
Labour market; migration; integration; child labour; subsistence; minimum wage.;
Other versions of this item:
- Manfred Gärtner, 2011. "Labor Market Integration and Its Effect on Child Labor," Atlantic Economic Journal, International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 39(2), pages 165-170, June.
- J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-06-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2011-06-04 (Development)
- NEP-LAB-2011-06-04 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2011-06-04 (Economics of Human Migration)
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