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School proximity and child labor: evidence from rural Tanzania

Kondylis, Florence and Manacorda, Marco (2012) School proximity and child labor: evidence from rural Tanzania. Journal of Human Resources, 47 (1). pp. 32-63. ISSN 0022-166X

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Is improved school accessibility an effective policy tool for reducing child labor in developing countries? We address this question using microdata from rural Tanzania and a regression strategy that attempts to control for nonrandom location of households around schools as well as classical and nonclassical measurement error in self-reported distance to school. Our analysis shows that school proximity leads to a rise in school attendance but no significant fall in child labor.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: ©2012 by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
L Education > L Education (General)
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 11:19
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:32

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