Child labor and learning outcomes in agricultural households in Côte d’Ivoire
Our paper documents risk factors for schooling and child labor in Côte d’Ivoire. We first provide recent estimates of the prevalence of child labor disaggregated by work type. We look at hazardous work and an exhaustive range of more than 50 activities covering domestic, economic, and agricultural work. We then investigate the role of child-, household- and community-level factors in predicting agricultural child labor and schooling decisions. Our contribution offers a perspective on factors affecting these decisions on a unique sample collected during the Covid-19 pandemic. Indicators on more than 1,700 children and their families from three major cocoa-growing regions of Côte d’Ivoire are leveraged.
Gender, Household structure, Parental Education, Education level, Poverty/Household wealth, Food (in-)security
Child labor, Hazardous labor, Domestic work, Household chores, Gender, School attendance, School dropout