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Type Journal Article - World Development
Title Household access to microcredit and child work in rural Malawi
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Volume 36
Issue 5
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2008
Page numbers 843-859
URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X08000259
Abstract
This paper examines the effect of household access to microcredit upon work by 7–11-year-old children in rural Malawi. Given that microcredit organizations foster household enterprises wherein much child labor is engaged, this paper aims to discover whether access to microcredit might increase work by children. It is found that, in the season of peak labor demand, household access to microcredit, measured as self-assessed credit limits at microcredit organizations, raises the probability of child work in households with average landholdings and retail sales enterprises.

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Hazarika, Gautam, and Sudipta Sarangi. "Household access to microcredit and child work in rural Malawi." World Development 36, no. 5 (2008): 843-859.
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