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Child Labor and Economic Growth: An Econometric Analysis

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Intellectual Contribution by Mahmood Hussain

Contribution Title

Child Labor and Economic Growth: An Econometric Analysis

Conference

American Economic Association Annual Meetings

Year

2001

Description

This paper presents a model of child labor, human capital, and economic growth, and develops some hypotheses. These hypotheses are tested econometrically. Parental skills and education quality are likely to reduce child labor. Higher education cost increases child labor. Consequently, child labor is a deterrent to future human capital. The lower the stock of human capital, the faster is the growth rate of human capital. These results have important policy implications. The policy makers may find these results useful as a guide to curb child labor to a desired level and to increase the economic growth at a desired pace.

Complete Citation

Hussain, Mahmood, "Child Labor and Economic Growth: An Econometric Analysis," American Economic Association Annual Meetings in New Orleans, January 2001.

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