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Child labor and learning
 
Author:Emerson, Patrick M.; Ponczek, Vladimir; Portela Souza, Andre; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 6904
Country:Brazil; Date Stored:2014/06/03
Document Date:2014/06/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Primary Education; Tertiary Education; Youth and Governance; Labor Markets; Street ChildrenLanguage:English
Region:Latin America & CaribbeanReport Number:WPS6904
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper uses a unique micro panel dataset of Brazilian students to investigate the impact of working while in school on learning outcomes. The potential endogeneity is addressed through the use of difference-in-difference and instrumental variable estimators. A negative effect of working on learning outcomes in math and Portuguese is found. The effects of child work range from 3 to 8 percent of a standard deviation decline in test score, which represents a loss of about a quarter to a half of a year of learning on average.

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