Children's participation behaviour in Vietnam: combined activities

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1999

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Liu, Amy Y.C.

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This paper examines the influence of children's own characteristics - in particular, their age - and the composition of households on their participation behaviour in different combined activities. In Vietnam, children contribute significantly to the economy and to household activities. Most children combine schooling with work and/or housework. The empirical analysis is based on the Vietnam Living Standards Survey 1992-93. The results suggest that the chance of school children being involved in more than one activity increases with their age. The analysis also shows that the composition of the household, and the sibling structure in particular, is important. The presence of young children, adult females and/or grandparents in the household affects the likelihood of children being involved in various different combinations of activities.

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Vietnam, children, participation behaviour, combined activities, work, housework, schooling

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