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ERIC Number: EJ811265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Role of Parental Education in Schooling and Child Labour Decision: Urban India in the Last Decade
Mukherjee, Diganta; Das, Saswati
Social Indicators Research, v89 n2 p305-322 Nov 2008
This paper uses household level data from National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) of India, the 55th (1999-2000) and the 61st (2004-05) rounds, to show that even with a significant wage incentive for schooling of urban children, the school drop out rate and child labour incidence are not small over this period. 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 appears as the more important factor in the recent round in curbing the manual work incidences; supporting earlier findings that women's empowerment (one important indicator of which would be female educational level) is indeed becoming instrumental in increasing parental awareness. Using a pooled data set, we have also analysed the changes in the impact of parental education on these decisions between 1999-2000 and 2004-05.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India