Marking Time: An Analysis of Youth Hours of Work and Study in Urban Mexico
Review of Development Economics, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 751-763, 2008
Posted: 12 May 2012 Last revised: 15 May 2012
Date Written: 2008
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.
Keywords: educational attainment, Mexico
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