Author: Chiara Kofol, Maryam Naghsh Nejad
Publisher: Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
Written in collaboration with the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA) this discussion paper studies the impact of hosting refugees in Tanzania on child labor and schooling and the mechanisms explaining it.
This paper examines the short- and long-term effects of receiving refugees fromRwanda and Burundi in Tanzania from 1991 to 2004 after the genocide.Longitudinal data from the Kagera Health and Development Survey were usedfor this purpose. The study shows that child labor fell only in the short term(1991-94), but that in the long term (until 2004) increased as a result of theimmigration shock. The different reasons explaining the results are discussed.