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

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Chakrabarty, Sayan. 2012. Does micro credit increase child labour in absence of micro insurance? Geneva, Switzerland. International Labour Office.
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Does micro credit increase child labour in absence of micro insurance?

Report TypeProject report
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AuthorChakrabarty, Sayan
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Number of Pages35
SeriesMicroinsurance Innovation Facility Research Paper
Year2012
PublisherInternational Labour Office
Place of PublicationGeneva, Switzerland
Web Address (URL)http://www.ilo.org/public/english/employment/mifacility/download/repaper12.pdf
Abstract

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.

KeywordsBangladesh; household income; flood prone areas; child labour
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020380111. Labour economics
440499. Development studies not elsewhere classified
440301. Family and household studies
Byline AffiliationsAustralian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development
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