Does micro credit increase child labour in absence of micro insurance?

Chakrabarty, Sayan (2012) Does micro credit increase child labour in absence of micro insurance? Project Report. International Labour Office , Geneva, Switzerland. [Report]

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This research aims to discover whether access to microinsurance might make any difference to the microcredit receivers in terms of reducing their use of child labour. The research decomposes households into three broad groups: microcredit participants with microinsurance, microcredit participants without microinsurance and non-participants of microcredit and microinsurance. Using household information in Monga (flood) prone areas in Bangladesh, we use
regression models to examine determinants of child labour for the different groups of households. The households in the flood prone regions are forced to implement coping strategies like skipping meals, using child labour, or using microcredit services.

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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 01:04
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2017 02:21
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bangladesh; household income; flood prone areas; child labour
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change

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