The impact of child labor on children's educational performance: Evidence from rural Vietnam

Huong Thu Le, Ross Homel

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In 1998, nearly one-third of Vietnamese children engaged in non-housework labor supply, 95% of these working children residing in rural areas. This paper investigates the impact of child labor on children's educational outcomes in rural Vietnam using the 1998-Vietnam Living Standard Survey. The paper finds that child labor lowers children's academic performance and the negative impact is bigger for girls.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Asian Economics
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


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