Ninety five percent of the child labor in Africa takes place in private households where children are controlled by their relatives. While this is a major problem, the literature provides little discussion on the determinants of this form of child labor. To fill this gap, I examine the determinants of farm and non-farm family-controlled child labor using data from the 2009 Ghana Time Use Survey. The findings indicate that school networks, the education level of the head of household, and religion play important roles in determining children’s activities in both farm and non-farm work.
"Determinants of Farm and Non-Farm Family-Controlled Child Labor,"
International Journal of African Development: Vol. 2
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/ijad/vol2/iss2/7