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Author Pan, Jiali
Title The effects of child labor on school attendance in Cambodia
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Descript 42 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 48-05, page: 2774
Adviser: Robert Bednarzik
Thesis (M.P.P.)--Georgetown University, 2010
This study analyzes the effects of child labor on the school attendance for children ages 5 to 17 in Cambodia. Previous studies on the relationship between child labor participation and school attendance in developing countries have produced mixed results, but very few have specifically focused on the effect of working time on school participation
Using data from 2001 Cambodia Child Labor Survey, this study will test two hypotheses: first is whether work status affects children's school attendance likelihood, comparing children who are working with children who are not working; second is the examination of whether the number of working hours affects children's school attendance at full time
The study will apply logit model to test the hypotheses and the models will control for some factors affecting the school attendance which previous literatures have shown. These factors include age of children, gender of children, household income, urban-rural residence, father's education, mother's education, household head gender, family size, and other kids in the family go to school
The study will contribute to raising the Cambodian government's awareness about the importance between child labor and education. Policymakers should use targeted measures in child labor-intensive regions to decrease child labor participation and support their school attendance
School code: 0076
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 48-05
Subject Economics, Labor
Education, Elementary
Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Alt Author Georgetown University. Public Policy & Policy Management
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