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Volume 5
Issue 2
Online publication date 2010-06-08
Title An alternative approach for child labour in developing countries: Child labour participation rates or school non-attendance rates
Author Hakan Acaroglu, Ozcan Dagdemir
Abstract Child labour widely measured by child labour participation rates in literature is considered by non-attendance rates in primary education in this study. Along with this approach, it is attempted to investigate in what closeness the child labour ratios of countries are also measured by school non-attendance rates. The data is collected from UNICEF and World Bank. 85 developing countries take part in cross-country analysis by ordinary least square technique. The time period interval is 2000-2007 years and the average of those eight years is used.  It has been found that non-attendance rates to primary education in developing countries can be a statistically possible proxy variable at the cases of unavailable child labour participation rates data.
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Keywords Child labour participation rates, nonattendance rates, developing countries.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.15208/pieb.2010.54
Pages 75-78
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