Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/200318
Authors: 
Keane, Michael P.
Krutikova, Sonya
Neal, Timothy
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
IFS Working Papers W18/29
Abstract: 
We study the relationship between child work and cognitive development in four Low and Middle Income Countries. We address a key weakness in the literature by including children's full time-use vector in the analysis, which leads to different findings from previous studies which do not distinguish between alternative counter-factual activities. We find child work is only detrimental if it crowds out school/study time rather than leisure. Furthermore, the marginal effects of substituting domestic chores or economic activities for school/study time are similar. Thus, policies to enhance child development should target a shift from all forms of work toward educational activities.
Subjects: 
Child labour
Child development
Education
Time use
Item response theory
Value added models
JEL: 
I25
J13
J24
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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