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Child labour, school attendance and academic performance : a review

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  • Orazem, Peter F
  • Gunnarsson, Victoria

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Explores methods for estimating the impact of child labour on student learning. Considers various measures of child labour and school performance and examines issues in sample design. Demonstrates the type of results that can be obtained with two multi-country data sets and makes suggestions for future research.

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Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 366541.

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Length: 34 p. ; pages
Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in ILO/IPEC working paper series
Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:366541

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Keywords: child labour; schooling; attendance; learning; measurement; developing countries; human capital; attainment appraisal; data collecting; statistical method; sample; travail des enfants; scolarité; présence; acquisition de connaissances; mesure; pays en développement; capital humain; évaluation du niveau de formation; collecte des données; méthode statistique; échantillon; trabajo infantil; escolaridad; asistencia; adquisición de conocimientos; medición; países en desarrollo; capital humano; evaluación del nivel de formación; recopilación de datos; método estadístico; muestra;

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Cited by:
  1. Geoffrey Lancaster & Ranjan Ray, 2004. "Does Child Labour Affect School Attendance and School Performance?Multi Country Evidence on SIMPOC data," Econometric Society 2004 Australasian Meetings 68, Econometric Society.
  2. Bezerra, Márcio Eduardo G. & Kassouf, Ana Lucia & Arends-Kuenning, Mary P., 2009. "The Impact of Child Labor and School Quality on Academic Achievement in Brazil," IZA Discussion Papers 4062, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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