Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

An Analysis of Parents' Strategies of Child Labour and Education in Developing Countries

Contents:

Author Info

  • Bazin Damien

    (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNSA) and Macroeconomics and International Finance Research Centre (CEMAFI), Faculty of Law, Political Science and Economics)

  • Bhukuth Augendra

    (University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) and Center of Economics and Ethics for Environment and Development (C3ED))

Abstract

- This paper sheds light on the trade-off between child labour and education in developing countries. We show there are different strategies of education that parents can adopt to enhance children’s wellbeing. We distinguish four categories of education: formal education, vocational training, non-formal education and informal education, implying that child labour and education analysis is no more binary. Hence, these educations are suitable for different categories of households (the richer of the poor and the poorer of the rich). These households make their decision about education and child labour according to the adult labour market and their income. In an environment characterised by a high level of youth unemployement these households prefer investing in informal education. We specify explicitly that we make a commitment to do not proceed to any kind of tests. Our critical point of view is to assert that education, as such, could not be summed up to a simple binary arbitration. On the contrary, we defend a conceptual approach.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.ien.bg.ac.rs/index.php/en/2009/2009-12
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Institute of Economic Sciences in its journal Economic Analysis.

Volume (Year): 42 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1-2 ()
Pages: 7-18

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:ibg:eajour:v:42:y:2009:i:1-2:p:7-18

Contact details of provider:
Postal: 12 Zmaj Jovina St, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Phone: +381 11 2622 357, 2623-055
Fax: +381 11 2181 471
Email:
Web page: http://www.ien.bg.ac.rs
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Child labour; education; informal sector;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ibg:eajour:v:42:y:2009:i:1-2:p:7-18. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Zorica Bozic).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.