Faculty Publications

Title

Market work and household work as deterrents to schooling in Bangladesh

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Asia, Bangladesh, child labor, child schooling, household work, market work

Journal/Book/Conference Title

World Development

Volume

34

Issue

7

First Page

1271

Last Page

1286

Abstract

This research investigates factors that deter Bangladeshi children from attending school, including market work and household work examined separately. The likelihood that a child will be continuously in school is estimated using separate logistic regression models for younger and older boys and girls in urban and rural areas. We find that child labor decreases the probability of continuous schooling. We demonstrate the importance of examining separate demographic groups as well as separate types of work. Finally, we test the robustness of our results using three alternative measures of schooling and find that our results are robust to these three measures. © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

7-1-2006

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.worlddev.2005.10.006

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