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CentrePiece Article
Child Labour in 1920 Urban America
Marco Manacorda
June 2006
Paper No' CEPCP203:
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CentrePiece 11 (1) Summer 2006

When poor children are working rather than going to school, do their parents work less? And what happens to their siblings? Marco Manacorda looks for answers in the experience of child labour in urban America at the dawn of the jazz age.

This article summarises 'Child Labour and the Labour Supply of Other Household Members: Evidence from 1920 America' by Marco Manacorda, CEP Discussion Paper No. 590 and forthcoming in the American Economic Review.
This paper has been published as:
'Child Labor and the Labor Supply of Other Household Members: Evidence from 1920 America,' American Economic Review, vol. 96(5), December 2006, pages 1788-1801.