Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/163083
Authors: 
Karymshakov, Kamalbek
Sulaimanova, Burulcha
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2017/119
Abstract: 
This paper aims to study the impact of migration on labour supply and time-use of women left behind in Kyrgyzstan. Using the household survey data for 2011, labour supply is measured by occupational choices and working hours. Apart from the labour supply data, this study uses detailed information on daily time-use, which is analysed within women's occupations. This approach makes it possible to indicate the impact of migration not only through the labour supply analysis, which may be limited by reflecting labour market behaviour only, but also through the measure of allocation of time among different activities at home. To address the issue of endogeneity, the instrumental variable approach is applied. Results show that the migration of a household member increases the choice of left-behind women to be unpaid family workers. Most of the left-behind women choose unpaid family work and work more hours in this occupation. Although in the labour supply analysis wage-employment is not affected by migration, time-use model estimations reveal that wage-employed women are mostly affected through increases in the time for housework.
Subjects: 
international migration
labour supply
women
Kyrgyzstan
JEL: 
E24
F22
J21
O53
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-343-1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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