Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/58877
Authors: 
Binci, Michele
Giannelli, Gianna Claudia
Year of Publication: 
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: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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