Cash Transfers and Child Labor de Hoop, Jacobus Rosati, Furio C. 2016-05-03T19:38:53Z 2016-05-03T19:38:53Z 2014-08-05
dc.description.abstract Cash transfer programs are widely used in settings where child labor is prevalent. Although many of these programs are explicitly implemented to improve children's welfare, in theory their impact on child labor is undetermined. This paper systematically reviews the empirical evidence on the impact of cash transfers, conditional and unconditional, on child labor. We find no evidence that cash transfer interventions increase child labor in practice. On the contrary, there is broad evidence that conditional and unconditional cash transfers lower both children's participation in child labor and their hours worked and that these transfers cushion the effect of economic shocks that may lead households to use child labor as a coping strategy. Boys experience particularly strong decreases in economic activities, whereas girls experience such decreases in household chores. Our findings underline the usefulness of cash transfers as a relatively safe policy instrument to improve child welfare but also point to knowledge gaps, for instance regarding the interplay between cash transfers and other interventions, that should be addressed in future evaluations to provide detailed policy advice. en
dc.identifier.citation World Bank Research Observer
dc.identifier.issn 1564-6971
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank
dc.relation.ispartofseries World Bank Research Observer
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject accounting
dc.subject conditional cash transfer
dc.subject adolescents
dc.subject child labor
dc.subject child health
dc.subject child labor
dc.subject school attendance
dc.subject social protection
dc.subject teenage girls
dc.subject working children
dc.title Cash Transfers and Child Labor en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.type Article de journal fr
dc.type Artículo de revista es
dspace.entity.type Publication
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.associatedcontent Working paper version (pre-print) 2016-08-05
okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Journal Article
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.identifier.doi 10.1093/wbro/lku003
okr.journal.nbpages 202-34
okr.language.supported en
okr.peerreview Academic Peer Review
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Work & Working Conditions
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Conditional Cash Transfers
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
okr.volume 29(2)
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