Literature Review On Child Labour

See publications and working papers for specific research papers .More information on current child labor issues can be found by following Edmonds on Twitter: Follow @Edmonds Eric A survey of the child labor literature in economics aimed at graduate students interested in child labor, January 2007 (minor revisions, June 2007).Results indicate that early labour market entry significantly reduces future earnings, possibly due to lower human capital accumulation.

The focus of this paper is, however, on the supply side of child labour, particularly on the use of child labour in the agricultural sector and the household sector where children are mainly employed by their parents.

Unlike most of the existing studies on child labour, this paper considers housework and non‐market works in the definition of child labour. (2008), "Child labour and school attendance: evidence from Bangladesh", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol.

The children who are sons and daughters of the household‐head, as opposed to being relatives living in the household are more likely to combine study and work but less likely to specialise in work.

The existing anti‐child labour policies mainly focus on the lowering of the demand for child labour in Bangladesh. Download as .

This paper uses data from a survey based in rural Bangladesh and considers the children aged 5‐17 years living in rural households in which the mother and father are both present. A multinomial logit model is used to estimate the determinants of schooling and working, combining schooling and work, or doing nothing for 5‐17 years old children.

The results show that the education of parents significantly increases the probability that a school‐age child will specialise in study.

In addition to the Heckman model, the study employs propensity score and nearest neighbour matching techniques to account for the possible self-selection in engaging in child labour activities.

Also, the multinomial logit model was employed to determine the choice of occupations of people who were engaged in child labour.

However, the evidence allows for a nuanced analysis of the impact of CTP across changes in enrolment, attendance and spending.

In general, the mechanism behind the positive impact on access seems to be the ability of CTP to address financial barriers to education.


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