Mortality, fertility, and child labor

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dc.contributor.author Chakraborty, Shankha
dc.contributor.author Das, Mausumi
dc.date.accessioned 2004-11-09
dc.date.available 2004-11-09
dc.date.issued 2003-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/260
dc.description 9 p. en
dc.description.abstract We discuss how child labor problems may persist in developing countries when adult mortality risks are endogenous. Children provide current consumption through child labor and future consumption via an informal social security arrangement. Poorer parents, unable to invest much in their health, face greater mortality risks and are inclined to send their children to work instead of investing in their human capital. Endogenous fertility decisions exacerbate the problem as parents substitute toward quantity investment in children. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon, Dept. of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers;2003-35
dc.subject Child labor en
dc.subject Fertility en
dc.subject Mortality en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Fairness en
dc.title Mortality, fertility, and child labor en
dc.type Working Paper en


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