Innocenti Occasional Papers, Child Rights Series School-related Economic Incentives in Latin America: Reducing drop-out and repetition and combating child labour AUTHOR(S) Ernesto Schiefelbein Published: 1997 Innocenti Occasional Papers, Child Rights Series This paper examines the barriers to educational achievement presented by child labour and the formal education systems of Latin America. Parents put pressure on children to work rather than study, and historically the formal education systems have had no safeguards to remedy the resulting knowledge gaps. Knowledge gaps lead to repeated failure in academic courses, which in turn prompts parents to view education as irrelevant. The paper examines the various economic-incentive programmes that have tried to break this vicious circle and identifies four strategies for educational improvement in the region: involving communities, increasing time available for learning, providing bilingual education to serve minorities and indigenous groups, and introducing computers. + - Cite this publication | No. of pages: 28 | Thematic area: Education | Tags: child labour, child workers, education, educational systems, right to education | Publisher: UNICEF ICDC, Florence × COPY BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION Ernesto Schiefelbein 1997 School-related Economic Incentives in Latin America: Reducing drop-out and repetition and combating child labour. , pp. 28.