ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS
Eastern Visayas Child School and Labor Participation Trend, Patterns and Determinants
by Jose Elmer E. Lavado, Master of Arts in Demography (2011)
The study used the data of Labor Force Surveys (LFS) from April 2005 up to April 2009 to examine the level, trend, patterns, and differentiate of school participation in Eastern Visayas and the merged data of the 2007 LFS and the 2006 Family income and Expenditure Survey (FIES) to identify determinants of out-of-school children and their labor participation.
Results reveal that Eastern Visayas has a considerably lower school participation rate of children compared to the national average, but the trend from January 2006 to January 2009 shows a consistent increase. The saw-tooth pattern of quarterly school participation rate of children in Eastern Visayas since 2005 is evident.
The multivariate logistic regression model predicting the odds of out-of-school children in Eastern Visayas are significantly influenced by three household characteristics (number of children 0-14 years old, number of employed household members 15-59 years old and household education cost).