Global Journal of Commerce & Management Perspective
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Impact Of Child Labor on Child Education in Ogbomoso Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Ajagbe, F. A.

This study examined impact of child labor on child education in Ogbomoso area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Both questionnaire and interviewed techniques were used for data collection from 200 respondents chosen through stratified sampling techniques. In analyzing the data the Ordinary Least Square (OLS) estimation techniques was adopted in addition to conventional descriptive statistics such as tables, frequency distribution and percentages. The results showed in this study revealed that impact of child labor on child education can be influenced by mother education, father education, income of the family, family size, awareness of government policy and child education. . The coefficient of family income of -0.256 indicates that a one unit increase in the income of the family will reduce the extent of child labour by 0.256 units. The coefficient of family size of 0.232 indicates that a one unit increase in the family size will increase the extent of child labour by 0.232 units. It is against this background that these recommendations were made that, government should channel resources to people - oriented programmes such as poverty eradication, small and medium enterprises, loan scheme, free qualitative but compulsory education at all levels. There should be binding legislation against the child labor, this will help to checkmate any perpetrator, and such person must be apprehended for effect process.