This paper examines the link between school quality and child labour in cocoa agriculture, based on analysis of data from 2168 fifth-grade children from forty-one primary-schools in Côte d’Ivoire. The research aimed to answer three questions:
- How does school quality relate to child labour?
- Does school quality similarly influence different forms of child work (domestic, economic, and agricultural)?
- What aspects of school quality have the strongest relationship to child labour?
Results show that 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 labour, but not with domestic and economic work.