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dc.contributor.authorEbeke, Christian
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-26T18:53:21Z
dc.date.available2011-01-26T18:53:21Z
dc.date.issued2009-10-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/36719
dc.descriptionParallel session 5: Migration, innovation et marché du travail
dc.descriptionPresented at GLOBELICS 2009, 7th International Conference, 6-8 October, Dakar, Senegal.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the relationship between migrants’ remittances and the prevalence of child labor by using a large sample of developing countries. In particular, we investigate whether the inflows of remittances help to offset the effects of financial constraints and income shocks on the prevalence of child labor. Starting from a simple theoretical model, then based on a sample of 97 developing countries (of which 31 are African) observed over the period 1998-2002, we show that remittances reduce significantly child labor in developing countries characterized by weak financial systems and by strong income instability. These results were robust even after taking into account the potential endogeneity of remittances and financial development in the regressions. Policy recommendations for specific strategies to facilitate receipt of remittances by households are more than ever appropriate for a region like Sub-Saharan Africa, which currently receives a small fraction of these funds compared to other developing countries, and where the prevalence of child labor is still a serious issue.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGLOBELICS09. Session 5en_US
dc.subjectRemittancesen_US
dc.subjectFinancial developmenten_US
dc.subjectIncome variabilityen_US
dc.subjectChild laboren_US
dc.subjectLDCsen_US
dc.titleThe power of remittances on the prevalence of child laboren_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversité d’Auvergne. Centre d’études et de recherches sur le développement international


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