The influence of market wages and parental history on child labour and schooling in Eqypt
Wahba, Jackline (2006) The influence of market wages and parental history on child labour and schooling in Eqypt. Journal of Population Economics, 19, (4), 823-852. (doi:10.1007/s00148-005-0014-2).
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This paper examines the influence of adult market wages and having parents who were child labourers on child labour, when this decision is jointly determined with child schooling, using data from Egypt. The empirical results suggest that low adult market wages are key determinants of child labour; a 10% increase in the illiterate male market wage decreases the probability of child labour by 22% for boys and 13% for girls. The findings also indicate the importance of social norms in the intergenerational persistence of child labour: parents who were child labourers themselves are on average 10% more likely to send their children to work. In addition, higher local regional income inequality increases the likelihood of child labour
|Keywords:||child labour, child schooling, wages|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
D History General and Old World > DT Africa
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
|Date Deposited:||07 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||12 Dec 2011 12:20|
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