Child Labor at District Level: A Case Study of Rawalpindi
AbstractChild labor is one of the problems that occur as a result of responses to the economic problems faced by vulnerable children. Keeping in view the theoretical background of existence of child labor across the world, the study analyzes the incidence of child labor from Rawalpindi city of Pakistan. It also empirically investigates the household demographics and incidence of child labor. The earning and participation functions were estimated for a sample of 150 children. All the coefficients and overall model was observed to be statistically significant. The major determinant of child labor is poverty. Age of the child has a positive impact on participation decisions: The older the child, the more probable he is to go to work. The ownership of asset has shown a negative impact on participation decisions. The study proposes that several income support measures should be provided to poor households as an instrument for reducing child labor.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 19161.
Date of creation: Dec 2009
Date of revision: Dec 2009
Child labor; labor supply; hours of work; asset holding;
Other versions of this item:
- Kulsoom, Rafia, 2007. "Child Labor at District Level: A Case Study of Rawalpindi," MPRA Paper 17224, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - General
- J01 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics: General
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J20 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - General
- J11 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Demographic Trends, Macroeconomic Effects, and Forecasts
- J80 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Standards - - - General
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
- I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
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