Seminar: Parents’ labor force participation & children’s involvement in wo

February 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, 1601 East-West Road, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3121/3125 (3rd Floor)

Is children’s involvement in market and household work related to the labor force status of their mothers and fathers? Among children with employed parents, is there a relationship between parents’ sector of employment and the work performed by children? And how does poverty affect the relationship between parents’ informal employment and work performed by children? It is important to answer these questions if we are to understand how policies that aim to reduce poverty or stimulate economic growth by increasing the labor force participation of women and men might influence children’s work responsibilities, both in the market and at home. The empirical results show parents’ labor force status influences children’s participation in work. This presentation will discuss the positive correlations prevalent among low-income children living with mothers or fathers employed in the informal sector.

Phanwin Yokying is a Fellow (Early Career Scholar) at the East West Center, where she studies development issues affecting the livelihoods and well-being of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups in Asia and West Africa. She is also involved in a multi-disciplinary research project that investigates long-term changes and spatial variability of rice production systems in Southeast Asia. Previously, she worked as an independent contractor for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific and as a short-term consultant for the International Food Policy Research Institute. Her research areas of interest include women’s empowerment, time use, child labor, migration, and population aging.

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Free, open to the public

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East-West Center, Mānoa Campus

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