Impact of Child Labour on School Attendance and School Attainment: Evidence from Bangladesh
AbstractThe paper examines the linkages between child work and both school attendance and school attainment of children aged 5–17 years using data from a survey based in rural Bangladesh. This paper first looks at school attendance as an indicator of a child’s time input in schooling; then it measures the “schooling-for-age” as a learning achievement or schooling outcome. The results from the logistic regressions show that school attendance and grade attainment are lower for children who are working. The gender-disaggregated estimates show that probability of grade attainment is lower for girls than that of boys. Household permanent income, parental education and supply side correlates of schooling (presence of a primary (grade 1-6) school and secondary (grade 6-10) school in the village) are appeared to be significant determinants of schooling in rural Bangladesh. The results of this study further show that the effect of household permanent income, parental education and presence of secondary school is higher for grade attainment than school attendance.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9397.
Date of creation: Mar 2005
Date of revision: Apr 2008
Schooling; Child Labour; Logit; Bangladesh;
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- I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
- C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
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- NEP-ALL-2008-07-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2008-07-05 (Education)
- NEP-HRM-2008-07-05 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-LAB-2008-07-05 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-URE-2008-07-05 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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