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
Publication: Economic Modelling
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.