Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

School-related Economic Incentives in Latin America: Reducing drop-out and repetition and combating child labour

Contents:

Author Info

  • Ernesto Schiefelbein
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper examines the barriers to educational achievement presented by child labour and the formal education systems of Latin America. Parents put pressure on children to work rather than study, and historically the formal education systems have had no safeguards to remedy the resulting knowledge gaps. Knowledge gaps lead to repeated failure in academic courses, which in turn prompts parents to view education as irrelevant. The paper examines the various economic-incentive programmes that have tried to break this vicious circle and identifies four strategies for educational improvement in the region: involving communities, increasing time available for learning, providing bilingual education to serve minorities and indigenous groups, and introducing computers.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/crs12.pdf
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/crs12.zip
    File Function: Compressed
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/crs12_low.pdf
    File Function: Low resolution - full text
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/crs12_low.zip
    File Function: Compressed low resolution
    Download Restriction: no

    Bibliographic Info

    Paper provided by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in its series Innocenti Occasional Papers, Child Rights Series with number iopcrs97/5.

    as in new window
    Length: 28
    Date of creation: 1997
    Date of revision:
    Handle: RePEc:ucf:iopcrs:iopcrs97/5

    Contact details of provider:
    Postal: Piazza SS. Annunziata, 12 50122
    Phone: +39 055 20330
    Fax: +39 055 244817
    Email:
    Web page: http://www.unicef-irc.org
    More information through EDIRC

    Order Information:
    Web: http://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/

    Related research

    Keywords: child labour; child workers; education; educational systems; right to education;

    Find related papers by JEL classification:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Immervoll, Herwig & Levy, Horacio & Nogueira, José Ricardo & O'Donoghue, Cathal & Siqueira, Rozane Bezerra de, 2006. "The Impact of Brazil's Tax-Benefit System on Inequality and Poverty," IZA Discussion Papers 2114, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Rozane Bezerra de Siqueira & José Ricardo Nogueira & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2003. "Simulating Brazil Tax-Benefit System Using Brahms, the Brazilian Household Microsimulation Model," Anais do XXXI Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 31th Brazilian Economics Meeting] b50, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
    3. David POST, 2011. "Primary school student employment and academic achievement in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru," International Labour Review, International Labour Organization, vol. 150(3-4), pages 255-278, December.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ucf:iopcrs:iopcrs97/5. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Patrizia Faustini).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.