How to Deal with Covert Child Labour, and Give Children an Effective Education, in a Poor Developing Country
As credit and insurance markets are imperfect, and given that intra-family transfers, and the way a child uses her time outside school hours, are private information, the second-best policy makes school enrollment compulsory, forces overt child labour below its efficient level (if positive), and uses a combination of need and merit based grants, financed by earmarked taxes, to relax credit constraints, redistribute and insure. Existing conditional cash transfer schemes can be made to approximate the second-best policy by incorporating these principles in some measure.
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|Publication status:||published in: World Bank Economic Review, 2012, 26 (1), 61-67|
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