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School Proximity and Child Labor: Evidence from Rural Tanzania

School Proximity and Child Labor: Evidence from Rural Tanzania 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Human Resources University of Wisconsin Press

School Proximity and Child Labor: Evidence from Rural Tanzania

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Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
ISSN
1548-8004

Abstract

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.

Journal

Journal of Human ResourcesUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Jan 24, 2012

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