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Poverty as Child Labor Internal Migration’s Determinant

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  • Eva Nurwita

    () (Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University)

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Migration is an unavoidable problem for economic development in third world countries. Indonesia is an archipelagic country with high viscosity of its population’s internal migration. Over flooding wave of internal migration from periphery region to the core of growth poles increases the spatial disparities between regions. Not only for the labor force at their productive age, empirical evidences revealed the fact that the wave also involved children to work as a child labor. This research tries to estimate how does poverty in periphery determines the wave of migration toward urban agglomeration region as their core. Using data from the Indonesian Census 2000 for Java Island, global spatial effect and local statistics was estimated by spatial econometrics method.

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  • Eva Nurwita, 2009. "Poverty as Child Labor Internal Migration’s Determinant," Working Papers in Economics and Development Studies (WoPEDS) 200912, Department of Economics, Padjadjaran University, revised Aug 2009.
  • Handle: RePEc:unp:wpaper:200912
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    Keywords

    Child Labor; Internal Migration; Spatial Econometrics;

    JEL classification:

    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
    • J13 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models

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