A Re-Examination of the Determinants of Child Labour in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire
Dr. Abou Pokou Edouard
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Dr. Abou Pokou Edouard: Department of Economics and Management University of Jean Lorougnon Guede, Daloa, CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire
International Journal of Economics and Financial Research, 2019, vol. 5, issue 2, 26-35
This last year, the extent of poverty and socio-economic crises in some African countries, particularly in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire have favoured child labour. Thus, despite the political fight against this phenomenon, itâ€™s remains a concern. This research therefore aims to identify the determinants of child labour in CÃ´te dâ€™Ivoire, using 2005 data from the national survey on child labour with 5,571 children. The descriptive statistic showed that 1,509 (27.09%) were in child labour category: 743 boys (27.04%) and 766 girls (27.14%). The estimated multinomial logit presented that household poverty and low level of parentâ€™s education remains a determinant of child labour. In addition, the permanent employment of the household in agriculture reduces child labour. Thus, policy makers can modernize agriculture. This strategy will allow the use of modern technology inaccessible to children and improve agricultural productivity. With a guaranteed minimum price for agricultural production poor households will earn higher incomes. In addition, targeted free schooling is required.
Keywords: Child labour; Education and inequality; Multinomial logit, well-being of the household. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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