Child labour’s effect on long-run earnings:
An analysis of cohorts

The nexus between child labour and adult earnings is assessed with Ecuadorian data.

Author/s: Posso, Alberto

Date: 2017

Publication: Economic Modelling

Full article: Child labour’s effect on long-run earnings: An analysis of cohorts

Age cohorts are used to ascertain the long-run consequences of child employment. The results show that former child workers earn significantly less per hour. The cohort-analysis reveals that the effect is stronger for older workers. This gives impetus to the hypothesis that child work hinders cognitive development.

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