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

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Felicia Knaul

Mexican Health Foundation; Harvard Global Equity Initiative

Karine S. Moe

Macalester College - Department of Economics

Deborah Levison

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

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Date Written: 2008

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.

Keywords: educational attainment, Mexico

Suggested Citation

Knaul, Felicia and Moe, Karine S. and Levison, Deborah, Marking Time: An Analysis of Youth Hours of Work and Study in Urban Mexico (2008). Review of Development Economics, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 751-763, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2056543

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