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dc.contributor.advisorPiriya Pholphirulen
dc.contributor.authorXayavong, Thidavongen
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-18T09:15:40Z
dc.date.available2018-07-18T09:15:40Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifierb199682
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.nida.ac.th/handle/662723737/3760
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Econ.)--National Institute of Development Administration, 2017
dc.description.abstractEven though topics related to child labor and school dropout have been studied worldwide, little attention has focused on child labor and school dropout in the least-developed countries. This paper examines the impact of child labor on school dropout by using national representative data from the Labor Force and First Child Labor survey in the Lao PDR, which serves as a case study of a least-developed country. The endogeneity of child labor to school dropout was controlled by using an average wage of children by province as an instrumental variable. Findings indicate that child labor, especially with regard to girls, has a strong impact on driving school dropout. Our estimations also show that parental educational attainment, particularly mother’s education, seems to show a significant effect on reducing the probability of dropping out. With respect to family economic status, results indicate that the probability of children dropping out tends to be greatest for children from poor families. Our evidence supports the need to provide the type of free education programs that have been implemented in all developed countries but which have not yet been established in least-developed countries such as the Lao PDR. At the very least, given limited government budgets, support can be targeted to help vulnerable groups and poor families.en
dc.format.extent56 leaves
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNational Institute of Development Administration
dc.rightsผลงานนี้เผยแพร่ภายใต้ลิขสิทธิ์ของสถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์
dc.subjecte-Thesis
dc.subjectLeast-developed countries
dc.subject.otherSchool dropouts -- Lao PDRen
dc.subject.otherChild labor -- Economic aspectsen
dc.titleChild labor and school dropout in least-developed countries: Empirical evidence from Lao PDRen
dc.typeTexten
dc.rights.holderNational Institute of Development Administration
mods.genreวิทยานิพนธ์
mods.physicalLocationสถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์. สำนักบรรณสารการพัฒนา
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Economics
thesis.degree.levelMaster's
thesis.degree.grantorNational Institute of Development Administration
thesis.degree.departmentคณะพัฒนาการเศรษฐกิจth


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