"Credit Constraints and the Phenomenon of Child Labor"
This paper develops an overlapping generations general equilibrium model to show how the phenomenon of child labor can arise due to a combination of poverty and credit constraints. It further shows that in the presence of credit constraints, the incidence of child labor is positively related with inequality in the distribution of income, and presents some empirical evidence consistent with this result.
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|Date of creation:||1999|
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