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Child labor, home production and the family labor supply

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  • Luis García

    () (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

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This paper studies the time allocation of all family members, including the children, where it is assumed that parents distribute their time between market work and household work, and the children may work in the labor market, do the household chores or study. In this framework, I propose that wages and shadow prices play an important role in the allocation of time of household members. Since empirical papers cannot find a clear relationship between child labor, wages and exogenous income, the theoretical model presented here sheds light on the relationship between those variables.

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  • Luis García, 2006. "Child labor, home production and the family labor supply," Revista de Analisis Economico – Economic Analysis Review, Ilades-Georgetown University, Universidad Alberto Hurtado/School of Economics and Bussines, vol. 21(1), pages 59-79, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ila:anaeco:v:21:y:2006:i:1:p:59-79
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    1. Basu, Kaushik & Van, Pham Hoang, 1998. "The Economics of Child Labor," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 88(3), pages 412-427, June.
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    1. Garcia, Luis, 2007. "Who does the chores? Estimation of a household production function in Peru," MPRA Paper 23223, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    Keywords

    Time Allocation; Child Labor; Labor Supply;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply

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