Child Labor and School Attendance: Two Joint Decisions
AbstractIn 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.
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