IZA - Conference Program


IZA Workshop: Child Labor in Developing Countries

Organizer: Randall K. Q. Akee (Brookings Institution and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:June 07, 2007

Event Manager:

Ulrike Maurer (IZA)


Thursday, June 07:

08:30 - 09:00   Welcoming Address
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(IZA, DIW Berlin and Bonn University)
09:00 - 10:00   Gianna Claudia Giannelli (University of Florence and IZA*)), Francesca Francavilla (University of Florence)
  "The Relation between Child Labor and Mothers' Work: The Case of India"
  Discussant: Abdul Saboor (University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan)
10:00 - 11:00   Gabriel Gonzalez-König (El Colegio de la Frontera Norte*)), Quentin Wodon (The World Bank)
  "Remittances, Schooling, and Child Labor"
  Discussant: Arnab K. Basu (Cornell University and IZA)
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee/Tea Break
11:15 - 12:15   Furio C. Rosati (University of Rome Tor Vergata and IZA*)), Maria Cristina Rossi (University of Rome Tor Vergata)
  "Impact of School Quality on Child Labour and School Attendance: The Case of the CONAFE Compensatory Education Program in Mexico"
  Discussant: Sonia R. Bhalotra (University of Warwick and IZA)
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
13:30 - 14:30   Ayal Kimhi (Hebrew University, Jerusalem*))
  "Does Land Reform in Transition Countries Increase Child Labor? Evidence from the Republic of Georgia"
  Discussant: Kenneth A. Swinnerton (U.S. Department of Labor and IZA)
14:30 - 15:30   Ana C. Dammert (Carleton University and IZA*))
  "Child Labor and Schooling Response to Changes in Coca Production in Rural Peru"
  Discussant: Diana Kruger (Universidad Adolfo Ibańez and IZA)
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee/Tea Break
15:45 - 16:45   Javier E. Baez (World Bank and IZA*)), Indhira Santos (Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University)
  "Children’s Vulnerability to Weather Shocks: A Natural Disaster as a Natural Experiment"
  Discussant: Bernhard Ganglmair (University of Texas at Dallas)
16:45 - 17:45   Open Group Discussion:
Creating a Child Labor Research Working Group
Klaus F. Zimmermann
(IZA, University of Bonn and DIW Berlin)
Furio C. Rosati (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy and IZA)
Eric V. Edmonds (Dartmouth College, USA and IZA)
19:30       Dinner
20:00       Dinner Talk
Eric V. Edmonds
(Dartmouth College and IZA)
"Child Labor: The State of Empirical and Theoretical Research"

*) current affiliation