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Are work and schooling complementary or competitive for children in rural Ethiopia? A mixed-methods study

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In Ethiopia, most children work and attend school. The most recent Child Labour Force Survey (2001) showed that 52 per cent of children of primary school age in rural areas combined paid or subsistence work with schooling (Guarcello and Rosati 2007: 5).2 For policies to cater for these children, it is important to understand when children’s work competes with education and when it complements it (cf. Boyden et al. 1998: 251). If work and school are complementary, children can participate in e...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1057/9780230362796

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Oxford, SSD, International Development

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Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Pages:
298-313
Host title:
Childhood Poverty: Multidisciplinary Approaches
Publication date:
2012
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pubs:641689
URN:
uri:d20d6da3-6f53-4666-98c4-4b09b9cc06d5
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uuid:d20d6da3-6f53-4666-98c4-4b09b9cc06d5
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pubs:641689
ISBN-10:
0230319246
ISBN-13:
9780230319240
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