Lucky last? Intra-sibling allocation of child labor

Tatyana Chesnokova, Rhema Vaithianathan

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This paper has two objectives. First, we construct a theoretical model which explains the empirical evidence that in developing countries, first-born children are more likely to be child laborers than later-born. Second, we explore the long-run consequences of child labor regulations within our framework. In our model, credit-constrained parents use the labor income from their first-born child to fund the schooling of later-born children. In the presence of such intra-sibling effects, child labor laws which decrease work opportunities for children may backfire, increasing child labor and reducing human capital in the long run.

元の言語English
記事番号20
ジャーナルB.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
8
発行部数1
出版物ステータスPublished - 2008
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (miscellaneous)

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