Child Labor in Colombia: Factors Affecting the Selection of Economic Activity

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Universidad del Rosario
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September 2021
Paper author(s): 
Josefa Ramoni-Perazzi
Giampaolo Orlandoni-Merli
Laura Castillo-Paredes
Jesús Peña Guillén

The aim of this research was to determine whether child labor in Colombia’s urban areas shows specific characteristics and backgrounds once it is divided by economic activ-ity. The descriptive analysis was based on basic statistics and multiple correspondence analysis, and the probability of working was modeled through a logit model. Finally, a multinomial logit model was applied to consider the six most common economic activity sectors these children work at. The evidence suggests that the probability of a particular type of work is affected by personal characteristics and lifestyles.


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