Temidayo James Aransiola e Marcelo Justus

The main objective of this study is to investigate if the Bolsa Fam´ılia conditional cash transfer and the Labor Inspection activities contributed in reducing the rate of child labor in Brazil. Alongside, we verify the role of other important factors such as: poverty, unemployment, urbanization and proportion of children and adolescents enrolled in school. For this purpose, we aggregate individual data from 2004{2009 and 2011{2014 PNAD to state level and estimated panel data models. Our empirical results do not permit to conclusively sustain the hypothesis that the Bolsa Fam´ılia program and the Labor Inspection contributed in reducing child labor rate in Brazil.

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