Dwibedi, Jayanta and Chaudhuri, Sarbajit (2010): Child labour in the presence of agricultural dualism: possible cures.
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The paper using a three-sector general equilibrium model with agricultural dualism and child labour shows that any fiscal measures designed to benefit backward agriculture cannot cure the problem of child labour in a developing economy although they raise the non-child labour income of the poor households. A policy of capital led growth through inflows of foreign capital, on the contrary, will be able to alleviate the problem by encouraging advanced agriculture and lowering the demand for child labour. The analysis questions the desirability of assisting backward agriculture and advocates in favour of a liberalized investment policy for controlling the menace of child labour in the society.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Child labour in the presence of agricultural dualism: possible cures|
|English Title:||Child labour in the presence of agricultural dualism: possible cures|
|Keywords:||Child labour, general equilibrium, agricultural dualism, subsidy policy, capital led growth.|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O17 - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D10 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O12 - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
|Depositing User:||Sarbajit Chaudhuri|
|Date Deposited:||25. Jun 2010 01:34|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 23:16|
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