Is poverty the cause of nonattendance in schools and prevalence of idleness in children? A regional analysis of SindSarah Abdul Rahim and Khadija Bari
First published: 6 November 2018
This paper investigates the extent to which poverty determines the activities of children in the province of Sind. A structured demand model is estimated using multinomial logit regression, whereby the eﬀect of the variables poverty, mother autonomy and gender equality are measured on schooling, student labour, child labour and idleness. The results reveal that greater poverty levels negatively impact parents' decision regarding child schooling. Furthermore, higher educational gender equity and mother empowerment is positively associated with child schooling.
Keywords: Schooling · Student labour · Idleness · Gender equality · Mother autonomy.>> Full Article