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Type Journal Article - Professor Solomon Polachek, Dr Konstantinos Tatsiramos (ed.) Child Labor and the Transition between School and Work (Research in Labor Economics, Volume 31), Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Title Adult returns to schooling and children's school enrollment: theory and evidence from South Africa
Volume 31
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2010
Page numbers 297-319
We study how the returns to education in the adult labor market affect children's school enrollment. We show that when families are liquidity constrained, the expected relationship between higher returns and children's schooling is ambiguous. When liquidity constraints matter, the relationship can only be assessed empirically. For African-South African liquidity-constrained households, we find a positive relationship that is quite