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Children's work and water access in Yemen

  • L. Guarcello
  • S. Lyon

The strong link between water access and child health is well-documented. Much less is known about how water access affects children's activity patterns. Empirical evidence presented in this paper indicates that providing households with ready water access makes it much more likely that the children from these households attend school, and much less likely that they are reported as being idle. Improving water access also reduces the likelihood of children being economically active, though the effect is smaller in magnitude.

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Paper provided by Understanding Children's Work (UCW Programme) in its series UCW Working Paper with number 53.

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