Journal of African Economies, ejab026, https://doi.org/10.1093/jae/ejab026 21 October 2021 Despite efforts to reduce the incidence of child labour, about one in three children in Sub-Saharan Africa works. Using data for the Kagera region of Tanzania, we estimate how rates of child labour were impacted by a large influx of refugees fleeing from genocide in both Rwanda and Burundi. We find that the areas most affected by this population shock initially had a lower incidence of child labour. However, 10 years later, children in these areas were more likely to work on a farm and participate in domestic chores as the demand for agricultural labour increased.
Chiara Kofol, Maryam Naghsh Nejad
2021 | Competitiveness and Private Sector Development, OECD
2021 | European Commission
Nicola Duell with support of Liliana Luminita Anghel and a contribution of Natalija Ziminiene