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Socio-economic Condition of Child Worker of Bangladesh in Their Adulthood: An Econometric Analysis

Syed Imran Ali Meerza () and Biswajit Bacher

No 22011, SDSU Working Papers in Progress from South Dakota State University, Department of Economics

Abstract: This study has mainly focused on the current socio-economic condition of those people who were child labor in their childhood. In this study, economic indicators are income and employment status. On the other hand, level of education, health status and role in case of decision making in the society are studied as social indicators. According to this study, socio-economic condition of child workers in their adulthood is not very satisfactory. In this research work, we have used Linear Probability Model (LPM) and Weighted Least Square (WLS) regression analysis to make comparison of current socio-economic status between people who were child labor in their childhood and those who were not child worker in past. We have found that person who was not child worker in early stage of his/her life have higher probability to enjoy better socio-economic condition than that of person who worked as child worker in past. In fact, we have identified that a children who is working as a child worker has 0.61 or 61% probability to have low standard of living in his/her future life.

Keywords: Child labor; Socio-economic condition; Linear probability model (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 6 pages
Date: 2011
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