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Household schooling and child labor decisions in rural Bangladesh

Shafiq, MN (2007) Household schooling and child labor decisions in rural Bangladesh. Journal of Asian Economics, 18 (6). 946 - 966. ISSN 1049-0078

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Using empirical methods, this paper examines household schooling and child labor decisions in rural Bangladesh. The results suggest the following: poverty and low parental education are associated with lower schooling and greater child labor; asset-owning households are more likely to have children combine child labor with schooling; households choose the same activity for all children within the household, regardless of gender; there is a weak association between direct costs and household decisions; finally, higher child wages encourage households to practice child labor. © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shafiq, MNmnshafiq@pitt.eduMNSHAFIQ0000-0001-5634-0547
Date: 1 December 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Asian Economics
Volume: 18
Number: 6
Page Range: 946 - 966
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.asieco.2007.07.003
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Economics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1049-0078
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2013 15:34
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 06:55


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