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
Topic: 
Labor
Year: 
2021

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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