Child work and schooling in Bangladesh: the role of birth order

Khanam, Rasheda and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2007) Child work and schooling in Bangladesh: the role of birth order. Journal of Biosocial Science, 39 (5). pp. 641-656. ISSN 0021-9320

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Using data from Bangladesh, this paper examines how the birth order of a child influences parental decisions to place children in one of four activities: 'study only', 'study and work', 'neither work nor study' and 'work only'. The results of the multinomial logit model show that being a first-born child increases the probability of work as the prime activity, or at least a combination of school and work, rather than schooling only. The results confirm that later-born children are more likely to be in school than their earlier-born counterparts.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: work patterns, birth order, oldest child
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160301 Family and Household Studies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1017/S0021932007001976

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