ERIC Number: EJ717426
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-1
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Does Child Labor Decline with Improving Economic Status?
Edmonds, Eric V.
Journal of Human Resources, v40 n1 p77 Win 2005
The rapid economic growth of Vietnam provides an interesting insight into the sharp decline in child labor. A study of the rising economic status of the population across Vietnam shows that children returned to school or stopped working as their family incomes grew. The decline in child labor is steep in poor households as they emerged from poverty in the 1990s, with as much as 80 percent decline.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Progress, Economic Status, Child Labor, Family Income, Trend Analysis, Poverty
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Vietnam