Economically Active Children and Home-care Children: How Much They Differ
Rana Khan () and
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Karamat Ali: Department of Economics. Bahauddin Zakarya University Multan Pakistan
Labor and Demography from University Library of Munich, Germany
Over the issue of the difference or otherwise between economically active children and home-care children, there are two competing claims by researchers. One holds that economically active children and home- care children are the same in that both groups of children have identical determinants, while the other contradicts this view. Using the probit analysis for both groups of children in Pakistan, our study compares the determinants of the two groups to check whether they have same determining factors and ultimately are the same or they differ with each other in this matter. It is found that a significant number of explanatory variables have shown opposite effect on economic activity of children and home-care activity of children. So it is concluded that economically active children and home-care children are two different groups which cannot be merged into each other. However, policies focused on elimination of economically active children trickle down the effect to home-care children as some determining factors of both groups are the same.
Keywords: Child labor; Human Capital; Children; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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