Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148511
Authors: 
Mendola, Mariapia
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 286
Abstract: 
International labor mobility has resulted in sweeping socio-economic changes in many developing countries. When a family member migrates for work and sends back remittances, household income may rise, and with it investment in children’s schooling. Emigration flows may also alter local labor market conditions and wage rates, which can in turn affect children’s labor supply. Whether there is more or less child labor as a result of migration may depend on the skill composition of the migrants and on how family members respond to wage changes.
Subjects: 
international migration
labor market
child labor
developing countries
JEL: 
O15
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Document Type: 
Article

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