Children's Working Hours and School Enrollment: Evidence from Pakistan and Nicaragua

Rosati Furio CamilloRossi Maria Cristina
CEIS Research Paper
We analyse the determinants of school attendance and hours worked by children in Pakistan and Nicaragua. On the basis of a theoretical model of children's labour supply, we simultaneously estimate the school attendance decision and the hours worked by Full Model Maximum Likelihood. We analyse the marginal effects of explanatory variables conditioning on the "latent" status of children in terms of schooling and work. We show that these effects are rather different, and discuss the policy implication of this finding.
Number: 25
Keywords: child labour, education, human capital
JEL codes: I21, J23, J24
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2003
Revision Date: Sunday, November 30, 2003