Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125032
Authors: 
Dietz, Barbara
Gatskova, Ksenia
Ivlevs, Artjoms
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9515
Abstract: 
We study the relationship between migration and children's education in Tajikistan – one of the poorest and most remittance-dependent economies in the world. The analysis of a unique three-wave household panel survey reveals that emigration of family members is negatively associated with children's school attendance. Receiving remittances does not offset this negative effect. Migration of non-parent family members (such as siblings) is particularly detrimental to school attendance, especially among older children and children from less educated households. This supports a conjecture that emigration in Tajikistan has a negative signaling effect on the education of children staying behind.
Subjects: 
migration
remittances
schooling
Tajikistan
JEL: 
I26
J61
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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