A nexus between child labour and microfinance: an empirical investigation

Chakrabarty, Sayan (2015) A nexus between child labour and microfinance: an empirical investigation. Economic Papers: A Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, 34 (1-2). pp. 76-91. ISSN 0812-0439


This research aims to discover whether access to microinsurance might make any difference for the microcredit receivers in reducing child labour by decomposing households into three broad groups: microcredit participants with microinsurance, microcredit participants without microinsurance and non-participants of microcredit and microinsurance. In extremely poor households, quasi health and/or microlife insurance in combination with microcredit have a significant effect of reducing child labour. In moderately poor households, microinsurance does not make any difference in determining child labour. Microfinance has no role in determining child labour in households above the poverty level.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 23:48
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2016 06:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: microinsurance; microcredit; child labour; poverty
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140211 Labour Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12098
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/28692

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