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Child Labor and Poverty Transmission: No Room For Dreams

  • Jackline Wahba


    (Department of Economics, Economics Division, School of Social Sciences, University of Southampton)

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    It is widely believed that poverty is the main reason for child labor. Children work to ensure the survival of their families and themselves. However, little is known about the impact of child labor on poverty transmission. This paper explores the transmission of poverty through child labor. The main findings of the paper are that parents who were child laborers themselves are more likely to send their children out to work. Children are twice as likely to work if their parents were child laborers. Thus, the results suggest that child labor perpetuates inter-generational poverty.

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    Paper provided by Economic Research Forum in its series Working Papers with number 0108.

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    Length: 15 pages
    Date of creation: Mar 2001
    Date of revision: Mar 2001
    Publication status: Published by The Economic Research Forum (ERF)
    Handle: RePEc:erg:wpaper:0108
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