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Will increase in size of landholding reduce child labour in presence of unemployment? A theoretical analysis

Chakraborty, Kamalika and Chakraborty, Bidisha (2016): Will increase in size of landholding reduce child labour in presence of unemployment? A theoretical analysis.

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Abstract

This paper builds an overlapping generations household economy model in rural set up and examines the relationship between landholding and child labour in presence of unemployment in the manufacturing sector. We find that irrespective of whether the parents work in the agricultural sector as farmers or they work on own land, increase in size of land holding leads to decline in schooling of the child worker in the short run, and decline in growth rate of human capital formation in the long run but may lead to increase in the steady state human capital in the long run.

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