Children's Working Hours and School Enrollment: Evidence from Pakistan and Nicaragua

22 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2003

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Furio C. Rosati

University of Rome Tor Vergata - Faculty of Economics

Maria Christina Rossi

University of Torino

Date Written: July 2003

Abstract

We analyse the determinants of school attendance and hours worked by children in Pakistan and Nicaragua. On the basis of a theoretical model of children's labour supply, we simultaneously estimate the school attendance decision and the hours worked by Full Model Maximum Likelihood. We analyse the marginal effects of explanatory variables conditioning on the "latent" status of children in terms of schooling and work. We show that these effects are rather different, and discuss the policy implication of this finding.

Keywords: child labour, education, human capital

JEL Classification: I21, J23, J24

Suggested Citation

Rosati, Furio C. and Rossi, Maria Christina, Children's Working Hours and School Enrollment: Evidence from Pakistan and Nicaragua (July 2003). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=428520 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.428520

Furio C. Rosati (Contact Author)

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Maria Christina Rossi

University of Torino ( email )

Torino
Italy

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