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Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh

Ahmed, Salma and Ray, Ranjan 2014, Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh, Demographic Research, vol. 30, Article number 4, pp. 111-150.

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Title Health consequences of child labour in Bangladesh
Author(s) Ahmed, Salma
Ray, Ranjan
Journal name Demographic Research
Volume number 30
Season Article number 4
Start page 111
End page 150
Total pages 40
Publisher Max-Planck-Institut fuer Demografische Forschung
Place of publication Munich, Germany
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1435-9871
Keyword(s) child labour
health
injury
Bangladesh
Notes This paper examines the effect of child labour on child health outcomes in Bangladesh. We use self-reported injury or illness due to work as a general measure of health status. Using the Bangladesh National Child Labour Survey data for 2002-2003, the results reveal that child labour is positively and significantly associated with the probability of being injured or becoming ill once the endogenous relationship between these factors is accounted for. These findings remain robust when we consider child labour hours and restrict our analysis to rural areas. Moreover, the intensity of injury or illness is significantly higher in construction and manufacturing sectors than in other sectors. Investigating the effect of child labour on subjective health across age groups, we find that health disadvantages for different age groups are not essentially parallel.
Language eng
Field of Research 140208 Health Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, The Authors
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054863

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