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dc.contributor.author Chamarbagwala, Rubiana
dc.contributor.author Tchernis, Rusty
dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-23T15:34:59Z
dc.date.available 2006-10-23T15:34:59Z
dc.date.issued 2006-10-23T15:34:59Z
dc.identifier.uri http://www.iub.edu/~caepr/RePEc/PDF/CAEPR2006-016.pdf en
dc.identifier.uri http://ssrn.com/abstract=938091 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/419
dc.description.abstract This paper aims to summarize the unexplained propensity of children to engage in work, school, or neither. After controlling for a wide range of determinants of child labor, schooling, and idleness, we estimate a hierarchical model that allows for heteroskedastic, spatially correlated random effects. We use the posterior distribution of ranks of random effects to capture social norms toward children’s activities in each district and thus identify those Indian districts where social attitudes favor education and oppose child labor and idleness. We propose that government intervention be targeted at districts with pro-schooling, anti-child-labor, and anti-idleness social attitudes if limited government resources necessitate implementing minimal cost policies that have the greatest potential to succeed. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAEPR en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2006-016 en
dc.relation.isversionof This paper can also be found in RePEc and SSRN. en
dc.subject CAEPR en
dc.subject Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research en
dc.subject Child Labor en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Spatial Dependence en
dc.subject Social Norms en
dc.subject India en
dc.title The Role of Social Norms in Child Labor and Schooling in India en
dc.type Working Paper en


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