University of Rome Tor Vergata, and ICID, 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, migration
Positions/functions as a policy advisor
Director of CEIS (Center for Economic and International Studies); Research Director ICID (Italian Center for International Development)
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
PhD Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1984
"Child schooling and child work in the presence of a partial education subsidy." Journal of Human Resources (2019) (with J. De Hoop, J Friedman, and E. Kandpal).
"Effects of public policy on child labor: Current knowledge, gaps, and implications for program design." World Development 110 (2018): 104–123 (with A. Dammert, J. De Hoop, and E. Myukiyehe).
“Cash transfers and child labor.” World Bank Research Observer (2014) (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).
Can cash transfers reduce child labor? Updated
Cash transfers can reduce child labor if structured well and if they account for the reasons children workFurio C. Rosati, February 2022Cash 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 their efficacy is very variable. 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 whole incentive system faced by the household.MoreLess