Author: Chiara Kofol, Tommaso Ciarl
Publisher: Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn
This discussion paper studies the impact of conflict on child labor and schooling in Afghanistan.
Child labor increases as parental income falls. The children can also be required to work longerhours to compensate for the losses. Data from the Afghan War Diary show that girls' probabilityto work increases in times of crisis, but the number of hours worked is falling. This is due, on theone hand, to declining household incomes and, on the other hand, to the rise in the relative payof adults.