Child Labor and Learning
47 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2016
Date Written: June 1, 2014
This paper uses a unique micro panel dataset of Brazilian students to investigate the impact of working while in school on learning outcomes. The potential endogeneity is addressed through the use of difference-in-difference and instrumental variable estimators. A negative effect of working on learning outcomes in math and Portuguese is found. The effects of child work range from 3 to 8 percent of a standard deviation decline in test score, which represents a loss of about a quarter to a half of a year of learning on average.
Keywords: Tertiary Education, Youth and Governance, Labor Markets, Street Children, Primary Education
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