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Labor Market Integration and Its Effect on Child Labor

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  • Manfred Gärtner

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This note demonstrates that when developing countries remove barriers to migration and integrate their labor 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 drive families into social security or government-subsidized jobs. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2011

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  • Manfred Gärtner, 2011. "Labor Market Integration and Its Effect on Child Labor," Atlantic Economic Journal, Springer;International Atlantic Economic Society, vol. 39(2), pages 165-170, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:atlecj:v:39:y:2011:i:2:p:165-170
    DOI: 10.1007/s11293-011-9271-5
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    1. Ghulam Abid & Binish Khan & Zeeshan Rafiq & Alia Ahmed, 2015. "Child Trade-Off Theory: A Theoretical Discussion on the Structure, Causes, Consequences and Eradication of Child Labor," Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH), vol. 4(1), pages 24-34, March.

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    Keywords

    Labor market; Migration; Integration; Child labor; Subsistence; J13; O15;

    JEL classification:

    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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