Recognizing the Importance of Health Insurance in Mitigating Hazardous Child Labor in Ghana
AbstractThis paper provides evidence on health insurance impact on child labour.
Findings from this study suggest that insured poor families with children
in school are less likely to allow their children to enter the labour market.
Children in insured households reduce hours of paid employment by about
an hour per week. Health insurance uptake had negative impact on both
earnings from paid employment and overall time spent working. On the
other hand, we find that health insurance reduces education gap, increases
schooling years completed and improves expenditure on education.