Child Labor and School Attendance: Two Joint Decisions

University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-015

42 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 1999

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Helena Skyt Nielsen

Aarhus University - Department of Economics and Business Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: November 1998

Abstract

In this paper, a variety of potentially explanatory indicators for child labor and school attendance in Zambia is scrutinized. By analysing the results from a bivariate probit model, new doubt is raised with regard to the income sensitivity of the child labor choice. Different factors in the model influence the child labor and schooling choice. Based on the results, sensitization, narrowly targeted subsidies or stipends are suggested to at-risk households in selected provinces, provided that children are sent to school.

JEL Classification: I21, J13, J24

Suggested Citation

Nielsen, Helena Skyt, Child Labor and School Attendance: Two Joint Decisions (November 1998). University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=176068 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.176068

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