Globalization, Gender and Development: The Effect of Parental Labor Supply on Child Schooling

34 Pages Posted: 14 Feb 2011

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Beyza P. Ural Marchand

University of Alberta - Faculty of Arts

Ray Rees

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); University of Sydney Law School

Raymond G. Riezman

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics; University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics; University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); GEP; Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences

Date Written: February 14, 2011

Abstract

Tariff reductions have gender-specific effects on the labor market that change the relative bargaining power within households, which in turn affects child outcomes. We estimate how changes in parental labor supply due to these tariff reductions affect child schooling by focusing on young school-age children who are otherwise not active in the labor market. Using micro-level data from India, we find that an increase in female labor supply due to the tariff reductions was associated with a 7 percentage points higher schooling probability for children between the ages of 7 and 10. This result explains approximately 26 percent of the improvement in schooling for this age group between the years 1988 and 2000.

Keywords: household bargaining, development, globalization, schooling

JEL Classification: O12, O19, D13

Suggested Citation

Ural Marchand, Beyza P. and Rees, Ray and Riezman, Raymond G., Globalization, Gender and Development: The Effect of Parental Labor Supply on Child Schooling (February 14, 2011). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3341, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1761210

Beyza P. Ural Marchand (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Faculty of Arts ( email )

Edmonton, Alberta
Canada

Ray Rees

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) - Faculty of Economics ( email )

Munich, D-80539
Germany

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

University of Sydney Law School ( email )

Sydney
Australia

Raymond G. Riezman

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics ( email )

Fuglesangs Allé 4
Aarhus V, 8210
Denmark

HOME PAGE: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/rriezman/

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) - Department of Economics ( email )

2127 North Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics ( email )

316 PBB
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.biz.uiowa.edu/faculty/rriezman/

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Munich, DE-81679
Germany

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GEP ( email )

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United Kingdom

Aarhus University - School of Business and Social Sciences ( email )

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Denmark

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