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The impact of children's work on schooling: Multi-country evidence


Ray, R and Lancaster, G, The impact of children's work on schooling: Multi-country evidence, International Labour Review, 144, (2) pp. 189-210. ISSN 0020-7780 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1564-913X.2005.tb00565.x


Is there a threshold of hours of work below which the schooling of 12-14 year-olds is not adversely affected by child labour? In order to answer this question, the authors draw on child labour data sets from seven countries to estimate the effects of child labour on school attendance and performance and on non-schooling variables such as mean study time and literacy, controlling for the endogeneity of child labour hours as a regressor. They find robust evidence that child labour hours have a strong negative impact on the educational variables from the moment a child enters the labour market. Copyright © International Labour Organization 2005.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Welfare economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ray, R (Professor Ranjan Ray)
UTAS Author:Lancaster, G (Mr Geffrey Lancaster)
ID Code:38292
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-05-05

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