Child labour disrupts education, but there is little research on the reciprocal relationship: education disrupting child labour. In this study, authors examined the link between school quality and child cocoa agricultural work in rural Cote d’Ivoire. 

Children attending a higher-quality school were less likely to work on a cocoa plantation. Specifically, quality infrastructure and teaching materials were associated with reduced cocoa agricultural activities, but not with domestic and economic activities. These findings echo those of ICI's research and experience.