Labor Market Integration and Its Effect on Child Labor

Gärtner, Manfred

In: Atlantic Economic Journal, 2011, vol. 39, no. 2, p. 165-170

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    This note demonstrates that when developing countries remove barriers to migration and integrate their labor markets, children may be driven out of schools and into informal or paid employment in the comparatively rich countries. In industrialized countries, the same mechanism might drive families into social security or government-subsidized jobs