Karan Singh, B (2011): Impact of adverse economic shocks on the Indian child labour market and the schooling of children of poor households.
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This paper analyses the impact of adverse economic shocks on human capital formation in the case of India. It uses the extended theoretical model of Basu and Van (1998). The study has been carried out for the period between 1999 and 2002 and covers 385 districts. The results show that during a crisis, there is a fall in the school enrollment rate and a rise in the child labour participation rate. The study also argues that in the absence of a well-functioning credit market, to mitigate the adverse economic shocks on the children of poor households, the government must provide an incremental cash/in-kind conditional transfers to poor households with children.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Impact of adverse economic shocks on the Indian child labour market and the schooling of children of poor households|
|Keywords:||Adverse economic shock; Child labour; Poverty; Labour market; Education; Human capital formation; Mid-day meal programme|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, Macroeconomic Policy, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D81 - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B21 - Microeconomics
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C3 - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables > C33 - Models with Panel Data; Longitudinal Data; Spatial Time Series
|Depositing User:||Karan Singh B|
|Date Deposited:||18. May 2011 13:02|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 09:09|
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