Child labour in Venezuela: children's vulnerability to macroeconomic shocks
The study begins by providing a profile of working children in Venezuela for the 2000 reference year. This snapshot of the situation of working children is then used to provide a basis for examining the impact on children’s work produced by the economic crisis which hit the country during the period 2002-2003. The study shows that when households are at risk of seeing their income collapse due to economic shocks, their survival strategies are quickly reformulated in order to preserve their income level. Children’s work in particular is used by household to absorb the impact of shocks until the crisis comes to an end. The study also suggests that the economic shocks driven by political instability had an influence on household expectations: families anticipated the shocks and adjusted children’s economic activity to face it. While children’s work fell again at the end of the crisis, the incidence of children’s work did not fall to pre-crisis levels, suggesting that short-term shocks can have a permanent effect on children’s development and schooling.
|Date of creation:||Dec 2006|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Via Panisperna 28, 00184 Rome, Italy|
Phone: +39 06 4341 2008
Fax: +39 06 6792 197
Web page: http://www.ucw-project.org
More information through EDIRC
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- N. Blunch & A. Dar & L. Guarcello & S. Lyon & A. Ritualo & F. Rosati, 2002. "Children's work in Zambia: a comparative study of survey instruments," UCW Working Paper 32, Understanding Children's Work (UCW Programme).
- Niels-Hugo BLUNCH & Amit DAR & Lorenzo GUARCELLO & Scott LYON & Amy RITUALO & Furio C. ROSATI, 2005.
"Child work in Zambia: A comparative study of survey instruments,"
International Labour Review,
International Labour Organization, vol. 144(2), pages 211-235, 06.
- Blunch, Niels-Hugo & Dar, Amit & Guarcello, Lorenzo & Lyon, Scott & Ritualo, Amy & Rosati, Furio, 2002. "Child work in Zambia : a comparative study of survey instruments," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 25532, The World Bank.
- Dillon, Andrew, 2009. "Measuring child labor: Comparisons between hours data and subjective measures," IFPRI discussion papers 879, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ucw:worpap:52. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Gabriella Breglia)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.