Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, Niñez y Juventud
versão impressa ISSN 1692-715X
ACEVEDO, Karina; QUEJADA, Raúl e YANEZ, Martha. Transversal study of Determinants of Child Labor in Cartagena, year 2007. Rev.latinoam.cienc.soc.niñez juv [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.2, pp. 589-606. ISSN 1692-715X.
Child labor is a complex issue with crucial consequences in human capital reserve, children´s health and persistence of poverty. The main aim of this article is to elucidate its determinants in Cartagena through the estimation of a bivariate probit model, which allows analyzing joint decision of schooling attendance and child labor. The findings show that schooling attendance and child labor are exclusives, being the most important determinants the education of the head of household and poverty. Among other determinants they were found credit restrictions, proximity to schools and the occupancy rate of the adults.
Palavras-chave : Child labor; Schooling attendance; Bivariate probit model; Determinants of child labor and schooling attendance.