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El trabajo infanto-juvenil y el estado nutricional de los menores colombianos

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  • Hincapié Diana

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Este trabajo estudia la relación entre el trabajo infanto-juvenil y el estado nutricional de los menores colombianos. Usando información de la Encuesta de Demografía y Salud (ENDS) 2005, se analiza el efecto del trabajo en la nutrición de los menores trabajadores entre 6 y 17 años. Se encuentra evidencia de que existe una relación positiva entre el trabajo y la nutrición de los menores, afectada en algunos casos por la asistencia escolar y por pertenecer al quintil más pobre de la población. Los resultados sugieren que el trabajo infanto-juvenil tiene un efecto positivo sobre la nutrición, a través de la generación directa de ingreso extra para el hogar, o al permitir que se libere mano de obra adulta de los trabajos del hogar. Respaldando la teoría y la evidencia empírica, las variables socio-económicas del hogar resultan estar fuertemente relacionadas con el estado nutricional de los menores

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  • Hincapié Diana, 2007. "El trabajo infanto-juvenil y el estado nutricional de los menores colombianos," REVISTA DESARROLLO Y SOCIEDAD, UNIVERSIDAD DE LOS ANDES-CEDE, April.
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    Keywords

    desnutrición infantil; trabajo infantil; asistencia escolar; capital humano.;

    JEL classification:

    • J49 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Other
    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior
    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • D1 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior

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