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Type Working Paper - World Bank Social Protection Discussion Paper Series
Title Participation of Children in Schooling and Labor Activities: A Review of Empirical Studies
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Issue 0221
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2002
URL http://siteresources.worldbank.org/SOCIALPROTECTION/Resources/SP-Discussion-papers/Child-Labor-DP/02​21.pdf
Abstract
This paper surveys the recent empirical literature on child labor and school attendance in selected developing countries. Since it has been argued that determinants of child labor and school attendance are mainly affected by poverty, parents’ socio-economic characteristics (mainly employment status and educational attainment) and children’s individual demographic characteristics (mainly age and gender), this review highlights how these characteristics statistically impacts participation of children in schooling and labor activities.

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