The impact of household income on child labour in urban Turkey

Dayioglu M.

JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, cilt.42, sa.6, ss.939-956, 2006 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 42 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/00220380600774723
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.939-956


The aim of this study is to investigate the determinants of child labour in urban Turkey with a special reference to low household income or poverty as one of its root causes. Studies done elsewhere have produced mixed results which necessitate the relationship to be studied at country-level. The data from urban Turkey indicate that children from poorer families stand at a higher risk of employment. This finding is confirmed using various measures of household material well-being. Simulation results have further pointed out that current interventions are not likely to produce a sizeable impact on the child labour problem.