DP4881 Child Labour, Crop Shocks and Credit Constraints
|Author(s):||Kathleen Beegle, Rajeev H Dehejia, Roberta Gatti|
|Publication Date:||January 2005|
|Keyword(s):||child labour, credit constraints, income shocks|
|JEL(s):||D13, J22, O16|
|Programme Areas:||Labour Economics, Public Economics|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=4881|
This paper examines the relationship between household income shocks and child labour. In particular, we investigate the extent to which transitory income shocks lead to increases in child labour and whether household access to credit mitigates the effects of these shocks. Using data from a household panel survey in Tanzania, we find that both relationships are significant. We provide evidence that credit constraints could plausibly account for our results, but also discuss alternative interpretations.