Birth Order, Child Labor and School Attendance in Brazil

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Patrick M. Emerson; Andre Portela Souza;
(2002)
  • Subject: Child labor, school attendance, birth order, brazil
    • jel: jel:J20 | jel:O12 | jel:O54

This paper examines the effects of birth order on the child labor incidence and school attendance of Brazilian children. Evidence from the psychology and sociology literature suggests that earlier-born children tend to have higher innate abilities. The economic implicat... View more
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