Economic Cost of Education and Behavior of Parents towards Child Labor

Authors

  • Mahnaz Muhammad Ali Department of Economics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Mariam Abbas Soharwardi Department of Economics, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52223/jei4012202

Keywords:

Child labor, Economic cost, Education

Abstract

This research was aimed to check the relationship between the economic cost of education and the behaviour of parents towards child labour. Primary data was used to investigate the impact of the economic cost of education on parents’ behaviour towards child labour. One hundred and fifty selected parents were interviewed through a structured questionnaire. Seventy five parents were selected from the group who did not want to send their children to work, and seventy five parents were selected from the group who wanted to send their children to work for comparative analysis. Binary Logistic Regression model was used for empirical findings. The results showed a strong positive relationship between the economic cost of education and the behaviour of parents towards child labour. So it is concluded that the economic cost of education can be one of the main determinants of favourable behaviour of parents towards child labour. As a policy suggestion, it is recommended that free quality of education should be provided by the public sector to address the chronic issue of child labour. 

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Published

2022-01-11

How to Cite

Ali, M. M. and Soharwardi, M. A. (2022) “Economic Cost of Education and Behavior of Parents towards Child Labor”, Journal of Economic Impact, 4(1), pp. 07–13. doi: 10.52223/jei4012202.

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