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Trade Adjustment and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from Indian Tariff Reform

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  • Eric Edmonds

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  • Nina Pavcnik

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Do the short and medium term adjustment costs associated with trade liberalization influence schooling and child labor decisions? This question is examined in the context of India's 1991 tariff reforms. Overall, in the 1990s, rural India experienced a dramatic increase in schooling and decline in child labor [IZA Discussion Paper 2611].

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  • Petia Topalova & Eric Edmonds & Nina Pavcnik, 2007. "Trade Adjustment and Human Capital Investments: Evidence from Indian Tariff Reform," Working Papers id:999, eSocialSciences.
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    Keywords

    schooling; child labor; literacy; trade liberalization; India;

    JEL classification:

    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • J82 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - Labor Force Composition
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • O19 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - International Linkages to Development; Role of International Organizations

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