Economic aspects of child fostering in Cote d'Ivoire.

  title={Economic aspects of child fostering in Cote d'Ivoire.},
  author={Melvin Ainsworth},
  journal={Research in population economics},
"This paper examines the economic determinants of child fostering decisions in Cote d'Ivoire [Ivory Coast], where in 1985 one-fifth of non-orphaned children age 7-14 were living away from both natural parents. The economic determinants of both sending and receiving decisions are examined separately and evaluated with respect to their support for child labor and human capital explanations. The determinants for both sides of the fostering market are then estimated simultaneously, using a model of… CONTINUE READING

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