Determinants and dynamics of schooling and child labor in Bolivia

Abstract : This paper investigates the determinants of primary school enrolment, attendance, and child labour in Bolivia from 1999 to 2007, and attempts to analyse the interactions among these decisions over time. Although enrolment rates show a significant improvement, a high proportion of children do not attend school. The empirical results reveal that the increase in enrolment is led by indigenous children and those living in urban areas. Moreover, contrary to common belief, being extremely poor and indigenous are the main determinants of school attendance. Finally, although extremely poor children increased their school attendance, there was no reduction in child labour, which remains a relevant issue in Bolivia.
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Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley, 2012, n.p. 〈10.1111/j.1467-8586.2012.00462.x〉
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Francesco Grigoli, Giacomo Sbrana. Determinants and dynamics of schooling and child labor in Bolivia. Bulletin of Economic Research, Wiley, 2012, n.p. 〈10.1111/j.1467-8586.2012.00462.x〉. 〈hal-00779674〉

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