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Type Journal Article - Asian Economic Journal
Title Child labour in the Philippines: Determinants and effects
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Volume 14
Issue 3
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
Page numbers 233-253
URL http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bpl/asej/2000/00000014/00000003/art00001
Abstract
This paper analyses the supply-side socioeconomic determinants of child labour in the Philippines using data from the National Household Survey and the Labour Force Survey of the Philippines. The research methodology is that of a sequential probit model which assumes that household decisions are made in a hierarchical manner. Using this model, the impact of various household and economic characteristics on the probability of child labour is estimated. The findings highlight specific populations that should be targeted, for example, single working mothers in urban areas and poor households in rural areas. Working towards elimination of child labour will involve a multi-angled policy approach with policies complementing each other.

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