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Type Journal Article
Title The work-schooling trade-off revisited: Market and domestic work of Indian children
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2007
URL http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=
The paper applies a simulated maximum likelihood procedure to jointly ad dress the decisions on market work, household chores, and school attendance of Indian children, allowing also for combinations of these activities. The analysis is based on the Survey of Living Conditions (1998) of two North Indian provinces. By including domestic work in the choice set, the trade-offs between work and school of girls are much better captured. The results show that the determinants of market and domestic work significantly differ for both sexes. Additionally, the findings stress the importance of economic opportunities for both work and schooling of children.

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