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Title:Internal vs. international migration: Impacts of remittances on child well-being in Vietnam PDF Logo
Authors:Binci, Michele
Giannelli, Gianna Claudia
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Discussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6523
Abstract:This paper focuses on the effects of domestic and international remittances on children's well-being. Using data from the 1992/93 and 1997/98 Vietnam Living Standards Surveys, we investigate average school attendance and child labour in remittance recipient and non-recipient households. The results of our cross-section and panel analyses indicate that remittances increase schooling and reduce child labour. Although international remittances are found to have a stronger beneficial impact than domestic remittances in the cross-section analysis, the panel analysis reverses this result, showing that the only significant impact stems from domestic remittances.
Subjects:migration
remittances
schooling
child labour
panel data
Vietnam
JEL:F22
I39
J13
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2012081412480
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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