Schooling and skills development
This session includes four studies on schooling and skills development in India and Colombia. First, Natalie measures the effects of increased foreign capital (liberalization) on human capital investment and child labor in India. Second, Hanna examines how decisions regarding girls’ and boys’ schooling, employment, and marriage respond to changes in household income and labor opportunities in India. Third, Ana investigates the effect of longer school days on juvenile crime and child work in illegal organizations in Colombia. Finally, Meredith, Sheldon, and Dheerai present some promising interventions in skills building, education, and livelihoods options for a population vulnerable to trafficking – the Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi Nomadic Tribes – in India.