EconStor >
United Nations University (UNU) >
World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), United Nations University >
WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU) >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45104
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorMacours, Karenen_US
dc.contributor.authorVakis, Renosen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-26T07:40:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-26T07:40:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-096-8en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/45104-
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides unique evidence of the positive consequences of seasonal migration for investments in early childhood development. We analyse migration in a poor shockprone border region in rural Nicaragua where it offers one of the main household income diversification and risk coping strategies. IV estimates show, somewhat surprisingly, that mother's migration has a positive effect on early cognitive development. We attribute these findings to changes in income and to the intrahousehold empowerment gains resulting from mother's migration, which offset potential negative ECD effects from temporary lack of parenting. This paper, hence, illustrates how increased opportunities in seasonal migration due to higher South-South mobility might positively affect early childhood development and as such long term poverty reduction.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch paper / UNU-WIDER 2008.48en_US
dc.subject.jelO15en_US
dc.subject.jelJ61en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordNicaraguaen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordincomeen_US
dc.subject.keywordhouseholdsen_US
dc.subject.stwSaisonarbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Arbeitsmobilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwKinderbetreuungen_US
dc.subject.stwNicaraguaen_US
dc.titleSeasonal migration and early childhood developmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn571436463en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
Appears in Collections:WIDER Research Papers, United Nations University (UNU)

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
571436463.pdf249.24 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.