Child Work and Schooling in Bangladesh: The Role of Birth Order
Rasheda Khanam () and
Mohammad Rahman ()
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Using data from Bangladesh, this paper examines how the birth order of a child influences parental decisions to place children in one of the four activities – ‘study only’, ‘study and work’, ‘neither work nor study’ and ‘work only’. The results from the multinomial logit model show that being a first-born child increases the probability of working as the prime activity or at least combining school with work rather than schooling only. The results confirm that later-born children are more likely to be in school than their earlier-born counterparts.
Keywords: Birth order; Child labour; School Attendance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I20 O15 D10 J2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Published in Journal of Biosocial Science 5.39(2007): pp. 641-657
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