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Authors

Sevinc Rende

Abstract

In this paper I explore the relationship between a mother’s contribution to household income and her children’s work and school outcomes. Using household data from Lao PDR, I find that as a mother’s share of total household earnings increases, her children shift time away from school and wage work to work under parental control. The findings demonstrate that a mother’s short-term needs and interests may not always align with her children’s long-term interests, and work may become a contested terrain between mothers and children.

Note on the Author

Sevinc Rende, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, AMF 131, Isik University

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