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Factors Contributing to Child Labor in Afghanistan: A Case Study in Jalalabad City

Lutfullah Lutf and Shahadat I Haq Yasini
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Lutfullah Lutf: Center for Studies and Research, Afghanistan
Shahadat I Haq Yasini: Afghanistan

Economic Alternatives, 2018, issue 3, 348-372

Abstract: Child labour in Afghanistan is a critical socio-economic problem that needs special attention of policy makers. In order to make effective policies, to reduce child labour, it is important to understand the specific factors that affect it in different situations. The paper empirically examines these factors through a primary data set, which is collected from the six sub-sectors of Jalalabad province from 5-14 years old children. Ordered Probit model has been adopted as the main estimation technique for carrying out this work. The results showed that education, fertility, parental education, household income level and child dependency ratio are, among other factors, the major influencing factors in our models.

Keywords: Afghanistan; Child Labor (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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