Abstract

Is improved school accessibility an effective policy tool for reducing child labor in developing countries? We address this question using microdata from rural Tanzania and a regression strategy that attempts to control for nonrandom location of households around schools as well as classical and nonclassical measurement error in self-reported distance to school. Our analysis shows that school proximity leads to a rise in school attendance but no significant fall in child labor.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-8004
Print ISSN
0022-166X
Pages
pp. 32-63
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-24
Open Access
No
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