Title

The impact of MGNREGS on child labour and child education: an empirical analysis

Article Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Development in Practice

Abstract

This article addresses the persistent claim that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) has a negative impact on the availability of labour for agricultural operations, which has significant implications for the induced demand for child labour as a cheaper substitute for unskilled adult labour on agricultural farms in peak seasons. The study contributes to this debate by examining three issues: (i) effects of seasonality on child intensity of labour; (ii) impact of MGNREGS on child intensity of labour; and (iii) impact of seasonality and MGNREGS on human capital formation.

First Page

384

Last Page

394

DOI

10.1080/09614524.2018.1557110

Publication Date

4-3-2019

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