Evolution of the relationship between child labour and education since 2000 Evidence from 19 developing countries

Author(s) : Lyon, Scott; Guarcello, Lorenzo; Valdivia, Cristina A
Abstract : Children’s work is one of the main obstacles to Education for All (EFA). Children’s work harms children's ability to enter and survive in the school system, and makes it more difficult for children to derive educational benefit from schooling once in the system. At the same time, education is a key element in the prevention of children’s work. Understanding the interplay between education and children’s work is therefore critical to achieving both EFA and child labour elimination goals. The question of most interest in terms of policy, not captured by the static picture of children’s work, is the direction in which countries are moving in terms of children’s work and schooling, i.e., whether a higher or lower proportion of children are working and/or studying over time. The current Report is aimed at documenting the trends in children’s time allocation between work and schooling in a sample of 19 developing countries since 2000.
Year : 2015
Country : Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia
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Source : UCW Working Paper Series

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