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Child Labour, School Attendance and Performance: A Review

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  • Orazem, Peter
  • Gunnarsson, Victoria

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This paper reviews the issues surrounding the derivation of estimates of the impact of child labor on school outcomes. The paper aims to review the current state of methodological and empirical knowledge concerning the impact of child labor on learning, to review existing data sets that could be used to address the issues, and to highlight areas where current research is lacking. This paper is an ILO/IPEC working paper funded by a a grant from the Dept. of Labor.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 11177.

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Date of creation: 08 Jan 2004
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Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:11177

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  1. Efraín Rodríguez Lozano, 2011. "¿Barreras Lingüísticas en la Educación?: La Influencia de la Lengua Materna en la Deserción Escolar," Documentos de Trabajo, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú 2011-324, Departamento de Economía - Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  2. Khanam, Rasheda & Ross, Russell, 2005. "Impact of Child Labour on School Attendance and School Attainment: Evidence from Bangladesh," MPRA Paper 9397, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Apr 2008.
  3. Eric V. Edmonds, 2007. "Child Labor," NBER Working Papers 12926, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Cardoso, Ana Rute & Verner, Dorte, 2007. "School drop-out and push-out factors in Brazil : the role of early parenthood, child labor, and poverty," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4178, The World Bank.
  5. 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, Econometric Society 68, Econometric Society.
  6. Eric V. Edmonds & Nina Pavcnik, 2005. "Child Labor in the Global Economy," Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 19(1), pages 199-220, Winter.

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