University of Rome Tor Vergata, ICID, and Understanding Children’s Work, Italy, and IZA, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
Professor of Public Finance at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome in the Faculty of Economics
Labor markets, development, child labor, youth employment
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Director of Understanding Children’s Work: a joint ILO, World Bank, and UNICEF research program
Professor of Public Finance, Faculty of Law, University of Sassari, 1996–2000; Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, 2000; Visiting Professor, NCAER, Delhi, 1996
PhD Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1984
“Cash transfers and child labor.” World Bank Research Observer (Forthcoming) (with J. De Hoop).
“Does promoting school attendance reduce child labor? Evidence from Burkina Faso's BRIGHT project.” Economics of Education Review 39 (2014): 78–96 (with J. De Hoop).
“Industrial structure and child labour: Evidence from Brazil.” Economic Development and Cultural Change 4 (2011) (with M. Manacorda).
“Household vulnerability and child labor: The effect of shocks, credit rationing and insurance.” Journal of Population Economics 23:1 (2010) (with L. Guarcello and F. Mealli).
“Local labor demand and child labor.” Research in Labour Economics 31 (2010) (with M. Manacorda).
Cash transfers can reduce child labor if structured well and if they account for the reasons children workFurio C. Rosati, September 2016Cash transfers are a popular and successful means of tackling household vulnerability and promoting human capital investment. They can also reduce child labor, especially when it is a response to household vulnerability. But if not properly designed, cash transfers that promote children’s education can increase their economic activities in order to pay the additional costs of schooling. The efficacy of cash transfers may also be reduced if the transfers enable investment in productive assets that boost the returns to child labor. The impact of cash transfers must thus be assessed as part of the entire social protection system.MoreLess