International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Influence of Household Head’s Occupational Status on Children’s School Attendance in The Democratic Republic of Congo
Bernard Yungu Loleka

Parents are primarily responsible for raising children in every society, and because of this, the nuclear family is recognized as an important agent of socialization. If parents can efficiently and joyfully apply all the resources and skills, they possess in order to bring up their children their success rate is dramatically improved. One of the most significant resources in the hands of the parents is occupation. With regards to this, the influence of parental occupation on their children’s education continues to attract the attention of many researchers. Using 1-2-3 survey data on employment, this study empirically investigated the particular ways in which parental occupation exerts its effects on primary and secondary school-age children in DRC. Our analysis shows that parental occupation does matter in the DRC, but is expressed through the effect of family origin of household heads.

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