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Child Labor, Urban Proximity, and Household Composition.

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Using detailed survey data from Nepal, this paper examines the determinants of child labor with a special emphasis on urban proximity. We …nd that children residing in or near urban centers attend school more and work less in total but are more likely to be involved in wage work or in a small business. The larger the urban center, the stronger the e¤ect is. Urban proximity is found to reduce the workload of children and improve school attendance up to 3 hours of travel time from the city. In ...

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Marcel Fafchamps More by this author
Jackline Wahba More by this author
Volume:
213
Series:
Discussion paper series
Publication date:
2004
URN:
uuid:40bd24ee-1c3b-47da-af7c-8e7edd54f426
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13286
Language:
English

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