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Foreign Capital, Return to Education and Child labour

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  • Dwibedi, Jayanta
  • Chaudhuri, Sarbajit

This paper attempts to identify the different channels through which economic reforms can affect the incidence of child labour in a developing economy. Using a three-sector general equilibrium model it shows that inflows of foreign capital can lower the problem of child labour by raising the return to education and reducing the earning opportunities of children. It demonstrates how foreign capital produces favourable effect on the incidence of child labour although it affects wage inequality adversely.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2646.

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Date of creation: 04 Mar 2007
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2646
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