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Master of Science in Economics

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)


Department of Economics

Date of Award

Fall 2015


Dr. Mohammad Nishat

Second Advisor

Dr. Farooq Pasha

Committee Member 1

Dr. Mohammad Nishat, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Committee Member 2

Dr. Farooq Pasha, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Project Type


Access Type

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The previous literature largely focuses on the determinants of child labor which are country specific indicating that in order to implement any policy to tackle this issue the root cause should be well known. This thesis adds to the empirical work of child laborers who are students as well as those who are inactive (neither working for wages nor participating in domestic activities) by investigating which community, household, parents, and child characteristics are most common among those children in the two province of Baluchistan and Punjab and therefore bring out the dissimilarities in them.

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