Child Labor and School Attendance: Two Joint Decisions
University of Aarhus CLS Working Paper No. 98-015
42 Pages Posted: 25 Aug 1999
Date Written: November 1998
In this paper, a variety of potentially explanatory indicators for child labor and school attendance in Zambia is scrutinized. By analysing the results from a bivariate probit model, new doubt is raised with regard to the income sensitivity of the child labor choice. Different factors in the model influence the child labor and schooling choice. Based on the results, sensitization, narrowly targeted subsidies or stipends are suggested to at-risk households in selected provinces, provided that children are sent to school.
JEL Classification: I21, J13, J24
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