Lifetime health consequences of child labor in Brazil

dc.contributor.author Lee, Chanyoung
dc.contributor.author Orazem, Peter
dc.contributor.author Orazem, Peter
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-02-18T01:10:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:06:25Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:06:25Z
dc.date.copyright Fri Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2010
dc.date.issued 2010-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The health consequences of child labor may take time to manifest themselves. This study examines whether children who began working at a young age experience increased incidence of illness or physical disability as adults. When child labor and schooling are treated as chosen without consideration of unobserved abilities or health endowments, child labor appears to have small adverse effects on a wide variety of health measures. Some adverse health consequences such as heart disease or hypertension seem unlikely to be caused by child labor. However, when we allow unobserved health and ability endowments to alter the age of labor market entry and years of schooling completed, the joint effects of child labor and schooling on health become larger while the less plausible health consequences lose significance. Results imply that delaying entry into child labor while increasing time in school significantly lowers the probability of early onset of physical ailments such as back problems, arthritis, or reduced strength or stamina. However, our methods are not able to distinguish between the health impacts of child labor from the impacts of reduced time in school.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1108/S0147-9121(2010)0000031007
dc.subject.disciplines Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Education Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Education Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Health Policy
dc.subject.disciplines Labor Economics
dc.title Lifetime health consequences of child labor in Brazil
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