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Child Labour, School Attendance and Performance: A Review

  • Orazem, Peter
  • Gunnarsson, Victoria

This paper reviews the issues surrounding the derivation of estimates of the impact of child labor on school outcomes. The paper aims to review the current state of methodological and empirical knowledge concerning the impact of child labor on learning, to review existing data sets that could be used to address the issues, and to highlight areas where current research is lacking. This paper is an ILO/IPEC working paper funded by a a grant from the Dept. of Labor.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers Archive with number 11177.

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Date of creation: 08 Jan 2004
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