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ERIC Number: ED500401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 36
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 62
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Household Schooling and Child Labor Decisions in Rural Bangladesh
Shafiq, M. Najeeb
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Using empirical methods, this paper examines household schooling and child labor decisions in rural Bangladesh. The results suggest the following: poverty and low parental education are associated with lower schooling and greater child labor; asset-owning households are more likely to have children combine child labor with schooling; households choose the same activity for all children within the household, regardless of gender; there is a weak association between direct costs and household decisions; finally, higher child wages encourage households to practice child labor. (Contains 5 tables, 2 figures, and 10 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh