Child labor and agricultural shocks

Kathleen Beegle, Rajeev Dehejia, Roberta Gatti

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between household income shocks and child labor. In particular, we investigate the extent to which transitory income shocks lead to increases in child labor and whether household asset holdings mitigate the effects of these shocks. Using data from a household panel survey in Tanzania, we find that both relationships are significant. We investigate mechanisms that could account for these results, including buffer stocks and borrowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-96
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Development Economics
Volume81
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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Keywords

  • Buffer stocks
  • Child labor
  • Consumption smoothing
  • Credit constraints

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  • Economics and Econometrics

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Child labor and agricultural shocks. / Beegle, Kathleen; Dehejia, Rajeev; Gatti, Roberta.

In: Journal of Development Economics, Vol. 81, No. 1, 10.2006, p. 80-96.

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Beegle, Kathleen ; Dehejia, Rajeev ; Gatti, Roberta. / Child labor and agricultural shocks. In: Journal of Development Economics. 2006 ; Vol. 81, No. 1. pp. 80-96.
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