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The Joint Estimation of Child Participation in Schooling and Employement: Comparative Evidence from Three Continents

  • Maitra, P.
  • Ray, R.

This paper uses data from Peru, Pakistan and Ghana to simultaneously analyse child labour and child schooling, and compares them between these countries. We use a multinomial logit estimation procedure that analyses the participation and non participation of children in schooling and in employement and, in particular, allows the possibility that a child combines schooling with employement or does neither. We also use an ordered logit estimation procedure based on a ranking of the various child schooling/employement/non schooling/non employement outcomes. The results point to both similarities and striking dissimilarities in the nature of child labour and child schooling between the chosen countries.

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Paper provided by Tasmania - Department of Economics in its series Papers with number 2000-08.

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Date of creation: 2000
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Handle: RePEc:fth:tasman:2000-08
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