Child work and other determinants of school attendance and school attainment in Bangladesh

Khanam, Rasheda and Ross, Russell (2008) Child work and other determinants of school attendance and school attainment in Bangladesh. In: 37th Australian Conference of Economists (ACE 2008), 30 Sept - 04 Oct 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.

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[Abstract]: The paper examines the linkages between child work and both school attendance and school attainment of children aged 5–17 years using data from a survey based in rural Bangladesh. This paper first looks at school attendance as an indicator of a child’s time input in schooling; then it measures the “schooling-for-age” as a learning achievement or schooling outcome. The results from this paper show that school attendance and grade attainment are lower for children who are working. The gender-disaggregated estimates show that probability of grade attainment is lower for girls than that of boys. Our results reveal that child work has the highest impact on schooling of Bangladeshi children, followed by supply side correlates (presence of a school in the community), parental education and household income respectively.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retains copyright. Pre-print version of article, as made available here, differs in title from the Published version. Pre-print title: Is child work a deterrent to school attendance and school attainment? Evidence from Bangladesh.
Depositing User: Dr Rasheda Khanam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009 05:24
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:25
Uncontrolled Keywords: schooling, child labor, Bangladesh
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
14 Economics > 1403 Econometrics > 140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140204 Economics of Education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5811

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