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ERIC Number: EJ786830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 24
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Role of Women in Schooling and Child Labour Decision: The Case of Urban Boys in India
Das, Saswati; Mukherjee, Diganta
Social Indicators Research, v82 n3 p463-486 Jul 2007
This paper uses household level data from National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) of India, the 55th round (1999-2000), to show that for urban male children there exists significant wage incentive for schooling, though school dropout rate and child labour incidence are not so small. The parents' level of education plays an important role in reducing this tendency; thus establishing the linkage between social and human capital outcomes in the family. We also look at the incidence of harmful and manual occupations among the child labour. Mother's education now appears as a very important factor in curbing these incidences; supporting earlier findings that women's empowerment (one important indicator of which would be female educational level) is indeed instrumental in increasing parental awareness.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India