Child Labour In Mexico Essay

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Analyzing child labor and education in Mexico using a Structural Equation Modelling


Child labor is a common practice in Mexico, it is a multidimensional phenomenon which is influenced by economic, social and cultural factors. However, due to the paradigm shift around children, this kind of work became negative as well as prohibited.
The way to deal with this phenomenon is through education, it is supposed that school attendance decreases the risk for children to work. Nevertheless, there are two main problems with this assumption: first, there is no official measurement of child labor; second, some researchers suggest that both, school attendance and work activities, are performed at the same time and they do not have any impact on each other.
This paper has two objectives: the first one is to present a new methodology to measure child labor in Mexico, which is based on
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