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The Economics of Child Labour$
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Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264452

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199264457.001.0001

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Child Labour Effects of Access to Basic Utilities

Child Labour Effects of Access to Basic Utilities

Evidence from Five Countries

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(p.104) 6 Child Labour Effects of Access to Basic Utilities
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The Economics of Child Labour
Author(s):

Alessandro Cigno

Furio Camillo Rosati

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199264457.003.0007

Access to basic utilities can influence household decisions relative to the allocation of the children’s time. The need to provide the household with basic commodities like water and fuel increases the opportunity cost of the children’s time. Micro-econometric evidence from five countries shows that access to basic utilities does indeed play an important role in determining the supply of child labour. The authors use a methodology based on propensity score matching to identify a causal link between access to water and electricity, and child labour. The results highlight the role of cross-sectoral policies in addressing child labour.

Keywords:   basic utilities, child labour, education

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