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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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Health Effects of Child Labour

Health Effects of Child Labour

Evidence from Guatemala and Rural Vietnam

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(p.151) 7 Health Effects of Child Labour
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The Economics of Child Labour
Author(s):

Alessandro Cigno

Furio Camillo Rosati

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199264457.003.0008

The link between child labour and health is difficult to disentangle because of problems due to two-way causality, household and individual level unobservables. Aims to establish whether there is a negative health impact of work during childhood controlling for observable and unobservable confounding factors. As far as we are aware, we are the first to take account these confounding factors in a study of the health effects of child work. That is made possible by the use of a particularly rich two-wave panel data set, the 1992/3 and 1997/8 Vietnam Living Standards Surveys, and of the retrospective information contained in the 2000 Guatemalan National Survey on Living Conditions (NSLC).

Keywords:   child labour, Guatemala, health, Vietnam

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