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Impact of Income and Non-Income Shocks on Child Labour: Evidence from a Panel Survey of Tanzania

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  • Amarakoon Bandara
  • Rajeev Dehejia
  • Shaheen Lavie Rouse

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This paper investigates the impact of income and non-income shocks on child labour using a model in which the household maximizes utility from consumption as well as human capital development of the child. Two types of shocks are considered: agricultural shocks as an income shock and the death of a parent or relatives as a non-income shock. We also investigate if access to credits and household assets act as buffers against transitory shocks.

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  • Amarakoon Bandara & Rajeev Dehejia & Shaheen Lavie Rouse, 2014. "Impact of Income and Non-Income Shocks on Child Labour: Evidence from a Panel Survey of Tanzania," WIDER Working Paper Series wp-2014-118, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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