Marking Time: An Analysis of Youth Hours of Work and Study in Urban Mexico

13 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2008

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Deborah Levison

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Karine S. Moe

Macalester College - Department of Economics

Felicia Marie Knaul

World Health Organization; Fundacion Mexicana para la Salud

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Abstract

This paper argues that a more complex view of work and schooling is critical to poor countries as they implement policies to increase educational attainment. In this analysis of 12, 17-year-old girls and boys in urban Mexico, we expand the traditional approach in two dimensions by (1) moving from an analysis of participation to one of hours of participation; and (2) broadening the definition of work to include youth's household responsibilities.

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Levison, Deborah and Moe, Karine S. and Knaul, Felicia Marie, Marking Time: An Analysis of Youth Hours of Work and Study in Urban Mexico. Review of Development Economics, Vol. 12, Issue 4, pp. 751-763, November 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1287883 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9361.2008.00444.x

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