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Impact of child labor on academic performance: Evidence from the program ‘‘Edúcame Primero Colombia’’

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Autor: Holgado Ramos, Daniel
Maya Jariego, Isidro
Ramos Vidal, Ignacio
Palacio Sañudo, Jorge Enrique
Oviedo-Trespalacios, Óscar
Romero-Mendoza, Vanessa
Amar, José
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Psicología Social
Fecha: 2014
Publicado en: International Journal of Educational Development, 34, 58-66.
Tipo de documento: Artículo
Resumen: In this study, the effects of different variables of child labor on academic performance are investigated. To this end, 3302 children participating in the child labor eradication program ‘‘Edúcame Primero Colombia’’ were interviewed. The interview format used for the children’s enrollment into the program was a template from which socioeconomic conditions, academic performance, and child labor variables were evaluated. The academic performance factor was determined using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). The data were analyzed through a logistic regression model that took into account children who engaged in a type of labor (n = 921). The results showed that labor conditions, the number of weekly hours dedicated to work, and the presence of work scheduled in the morning negatively affected the academic performance of child laborers. These results show that the relationship between child labor and academic performance is based on the conflict between these two act...
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Cita: Holgado Ramos, D., Maya Jariego, I., Ramos Vidal, I., Palacio Sañudo, J.E., Oviedo-Trespalacios, Ó., Romero-Mendoza, V. y Amar, J. (2014). Impact of child labor on academic performance: Evidence from the program ‘‘Edúcame Primero Colombia’’. International Journal of Educational Development, 34, 58-66.
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11441/63586

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2012.08.004

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