Grey Literature 1 June 2013

Understanding Child Labor in Ghana Beyond Poverty – A Study on the Causes of Child Labour

This research paper, produced by the World Bank, explores multiple factors beyond poverty that can affect household decisions about child labour. It is argued that in countries like Ghana, agricultural livelihoods, land ownership and social norms are important determinants of child labour. It also argues that returns to child labour are often higher than returns to formal education in rural areas, incentivizing parents to train their children on the farm.

Read the study here.

 

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