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Hazarika, Gautam

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Works: 19 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 135 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: HD72, 301.412
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Publications about Gautam Hazarika
Publications by Gautam Hazarika
Most widely held works by Gautam Hazarika
Foreign trade and the gender earnings differential in urban Mexico by Gautam Hazarika( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Women's status and children's food security in Pakistan by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
References p. 12-13
Household access to microcredit and children's food security in rural Malawi a gender perspective by Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Using data from the 1995 Malawi Financial Markets and Food Security Survey, this study seeks to discover if women's relative control over household resources or intra-household bargaining power in rural Malawi, gauged by their access to microcredit, plays a role in children's food security, measured by anthropometric nutritional Z-scores. Access to microcredit is assessed in a novel way as self-reported credit limits at microcredit organizations. Since credit limits, that is, the maximum sums that might be borrowed, hinge upon supply-side factors such as the availability of credit programs and the financial resources of lenders, it is plausible they are more exogenous than demand driven loan uptake or participation in microcredit organizations, the common ways of gauging access to microcredit. It is indicated that whereas the access to microcredit of adult female household members improves 06 year old girls', though not boys', long-term nutrition as measured by height-for-age, the access to microcredit of male members has no such salutary effect on either girls' or boys' nutritional status. This may be interpreted as evidence of a positive relation between women's relative control over household resources and young girls' food security. That women's access to microcredit improves young girls' long-term nutrition may be explained in part by the subsidiary finding that it raises household expenditure on food. -- Intra-household distribution ; bargaining ; microcredit ; gender ; Malawi
North-south trade liberalization and returns to skill in the south: the case of Mexico by Gautam Hazarika( Computer File )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
This study examines the effect of NAFTA, an instance of North-South trade liberalization, on returns to skill in Mexico. Mexico is abundant in low-skill workers relative to the US and Canada, and so, by the Hecksher-Ohlin-Samuelson trade model, NAFTA ought to have raised the relative earnings of low-skill workers, that is, lowered returns to skill in Mexico. Analysis of Mexican labor micro-data yields the finding that while returns to skill in industries producing tradeables have risen, ceteris paribus, since Mexico embarked upon trade liberalization by joining the GATT in 1986, this rise was less pronounced by 1999 in industries liberalized relatively rapidly by NAFTA, launched in 1994, than in industries liberalized relatively slowly by this phased trade treaty. This is considered evidence of NAFTA holding back rise in returns to skill, since it is plausible such a dampening would have been more marked in industries more rapidly exposed to trade with Mexico's skill abundant northern neighbors. Hence, this study suggests trade with developed nations may lower returns to skill in developing nations. It is speculated this may slow the pace of private human capital accumulation in developing nations, with negative consequences for their economic growth. -- NAFTA ; Heckscher-Ohlin model ; human capital
The Effect of Early Childhood Developmental Program Attendance on Future School Enrollment and Grade Progression in Rural North India by Gautam Hazarika( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the effect of prior participation in early childhood developmental programs, considered endogenous, upon 7-19 years olds' school enrollment and grade progression in rural North India. It hopes both to extend to less developed countries recent influential research on the long-term benefits of early childhood interventions in the United States, and to make a case for the inclusion of such interventions amongst developing nations policy initiatives toward expanding schooling. Analysis of data from the World Bank's 1997-98 Survey of Living Conditions in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar yields the findings that early childhood developmental program attendance at ages 0-6 raises the probability of school enrollment among average 7-19 year olds by 31 percentage points, and that this beneficial early experience also significantly hastens students grade progression
Schooling costs and child labour in rural Pakistan by Gautam Hazarika( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Household access to microcredit and child work in rural Malawi by Gautam Hazarika( Computer File )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"This paper examines the effect of household access to microcredit upon work by seven to eleven year old children in rural Malawi. Given that microcredit organizations foster household enterprises wherein much child labor is engaged, this paper aims to discover whether access to microcredit might increase work by children. It is found that household access to microcredit, measured in a novel manner as self-assessed credit limits at microcredit organizations, raises the probability of child work in households with sample mean values of land ownership and number of retail sales enterprises. It appears this is due to children having to take up more domestic chores as adults are busied in household enterprises following improved access to microcredit"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Child work and schooling costs in rural northern India by Gautam Hazarika( Computer File )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"It is widely held that work by children obstructs schooling, so that working children in impoverished families will find it difficult to escape poverty. If children's school attendance and work were highly substitutable activities, it would be advisable to quell work in the interest of schooling and, if less child work were desirable for its own sake, to boost school attendance so as to reduce child work. Hence, this article examines the effects of schooling costs upon both children's propensities to work and to attend school in rural northern India in a bid to assess the extent of trade-off between the activities. Analyses of data from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, two Northern Indian states, reveal a positive relation between child work and schooling costs, a negative relation between school enrollment and schooling costs, and that the decrease in the probability of child work from a decrease in schooling costs is comparable in magnitude to the corresponding increase in the probability of school enrollment, implying children's work and school attendance are strongly substitutable activities. Thus, unlike recent studies of child work in India's South Asian neighbors of Bangladesh and Pakistan, this paper uncovers evidence of substantial trade-off between child work and school attendance"--Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit web site
Gender differences in children's nutrition and access to health care in Pakistan by Gautam Hazarika( Article )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Schooling costs and child work in rural Pakistan by Gautam Hazarika( Article )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Welfare reform and the well-being of single female-headed families : a semi-parametric analysis by Bradford F Mills( Article )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cost deterrents and labor market outcomes of schooling by Gautam Hazarika( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Foreign trade and the gender earnings differential in urban Mexico ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The effect of early childhood development program attendance on future school enrollment and grade progression in rural North India by Gautam Hazarika( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the effect of prior participation in early childhood developmental programs, considered endogenous, upon 7-19 years olds' school enrollment and grade progression in rural North India. It hopes both to extend to less developed countries recent influential research on the long-term benefits of early childhood interventions in the United States, and to make a case for the inclusion of such interventions amongst developing nations' policy initiatives toward expanding schooling. Analysis of data from the World Bank's 1997-98 Survey of Living Conditions in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar yields the findings that early childhood developmental program attendance at ages 0-6 raises the probability of school enrollment among average 7-19 year olds by 31 percentage points, and that this beneficial early experience also significantly hastens students' grade progression
Child work and schooling costs in rural Northern India by Gautam Hazarika( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
It is widely held that work by children obstructs schooling, so that working children in impoverished families will find it difficult to escape poverty. If children's school attendance and work were highly substitutable activities, it would be advisable to quell work in the interest of schooling and, if less child work were desirable for its own sake, to boost school attendance so as to reduce child work. Hence, this article examines the effects of schooling costs upon both children's propensities to work and to attend school in rural northern India in a bid to assess the extent of trade-off between the activities. Analyses of data from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, two Northern Indian states, reveal a positive relation between child work and schooling costs, a negative relation between school enrollment and schooling costs, and that the decrease in the probability of child work from a decrease in schooling costs is comparable in magnitude to the corresponding increase in the probability of school enrollment, implying children's work and school attendance are strongly substitutable activities. Thus, unlike recent studies of child work in India's South Asian neighbors of Bangladesh and Pakistan, this paper uncovers evidence of substantial trade-off between child work and school attendance
Foreign trade and the gender earnings differential in urban Mexico by Gautam Hazarika( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the effect of foreign trade induced product market competition, upon workplace gender discrimination in urban Mexico as measured by the gender earnings differential. More than four decades ago, Becker argued that labour market discrimination was economically inefficient in that discriminating firms must forego a quantity of profit. Thus, firms with more market power, i.e., firms facing less competition, may be more likely to discriminate. It therefore follows that competition in product markets may reduce discrimination in labour markets. The spread of foreign trade has traditionally been a major factor in increased product market competition. Hence, Becker’s thesis suggests foreign trade will reduce employment discrimination. This paper does find evidence of a negative relation between foreign trade linked competition in product markets and workplace gender discrimination in data from the Mexican National Urban Employment Survey (Encuesta National de Empleo Urbano)
North-South trade liberalization and returns to skill in the south: the case of Mexico by Gautam Hazarika( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This study examines the effect of NAFTA, an instance of North-South trade liberalization, on returns to skill in Mexico. Mexico is abundant in low-skill workers relative to the US and Canada, and so, by the Hecksher-Ohlin-Samuelson trade model, NAFTA ought to have raised the relative earnings of low-skill workers, that is, lowered returns to skill in Mexico. Analysis of Mexican labor micro-data yields the finding that while returns to skill in industries producing tradeables have risen, ceteris paribus, since Mexico embarked upon trade liberalization by joining the GATT in 1986, this rise was less pronounced by 1999 in industries liberalized relatively rapidly by NAFTA, launched in 1994, than in industries liberalized relatively slowly by this phased trade treaty. This is considered evidence of NAFTA holding back rise in returns to skill, since it is plausible such a dampening would have been more marked in industries more rapidly exposed to trade with Mexico's skill abundant northern neighbors. Hence, this study suggests trade with developed nations may lower returns to skill in developing nations. It is speculated this may slow the pace of private human capital accumulation in developing nations, with negative consequences for their economic growth
Household access to microcredit and child work in rural Malawi by Gautam Hazarika( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the effect of household access to microcredit upon work by seven to eleven year old children in rural Malawi. Given that microcredit organizations foster household enterprises wherein much child labor is engaged, this paper aims to discover whether access to microcredit might increase work by children. It is found that household access to microcredit, measured in a novel manner as self-assessed credit limits at microcredit organizations, raises the probability of child work in households with sample mean values of land ownership and number of retail sales enterprises. It appears this is due to children having to take up more domestic chores as adults are busied in household enterprises following improved access to microcredit
Household access to microcredit and children's food security in rural Malawi: a gender perspective by Gautam Hazarika( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Using data from the 1995 Malawi Financial Markets and Food Security Survey, this study seeks to discover if women's relative control over household resources or intra-household bargaining power in rural Malawi, gauged by their access to microcredit, plays a role in children's food security, measured by anthropometric nutritional Z-scores. Access to microcredit is assessed in a novel way as self-reported credit limits at microcredit organizations. Since credit limits, that is, the maximum sums that might be borrowed, hinge upon supply-side factors such as the availability of credit programs and the financial resources of lenders, it is plausible they are more exogenous than demand driven loan uptake or participation in microcredit organizations, the common ways of gauging access to microcredit. It is indicated that whereas the access to microcredit of adult female household members improves 06 year old girls', though not boys', long-term nutrition as measured by height-for-age, the access to microcredit of male members has no such salutary effect on either girls' or boys' nutritional status. This may be interpreted as evidence of a positive relation between women's relative control over household resources and young girls' food security. That women's access to microcredit improves young girls' long-term nutrition may be explained in part by the subsidiary finding that it raises household expenditure on food
 
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