Khanam, Rasheda and Rahman, Mohammad Mafizur (2005): Child Work and Schooling in Bangladesh: The Role of Birth Order. Published in: Journal of Biosocial Science , Vol. 39, No. 5 (September 2007): pp. 641-657.
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Using data from Bangladesh, this paper examines how the birth order of a child influences parental decisions to place children in one of the four activities – ‘study only’, ‘study and work’, ‘neither work nor study’ and ‘work only’. The results from the multinomial logit model show that being a first-born child increases the probability of working as the prime activity or at least combining school with work rather than schooling only. The results confirm that later-born children are more likely to be in school than their earlier-born counterparts.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Child Work and Schooling in Bangladesh: The Role of Birth Order|
|Keywords:||Birth order, Child labour, School Attendance|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I20 - General
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O15 - Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
D - Microeconomics > D1 - Household Behavior and Family Economics > D10 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor
|Depositing User:||Rasheda Khanam|
|Date Deposited:||31. Mar 2008 07:05|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 10:40|
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