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Title:Migration, risk and the intra-household allocation of labor in El Salvador PDF Logo
Authors:Halliday, Timothy J.
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3322
Abstract:We use panel data from El Salvador and investigate the intra-household allocation of labor as a risk-coping strategy. Adverse agricultural productivity shocks both increased male migration to the US and male agricultural labor supply. This is not a contradiction if there were non-monotonic effects on shadow wages within the survey period. In contrast, damage sustained from the 2001 earthquakes exclusively stunted female migration. This is consistent with the earthquakes increasing the demand for home production.
Subjects:Migration
labor supply
insurance
intra-household allocation
JEL:J22
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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