Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/4121
Authors: 
Görlich, Dennis
Omar Mahmoud, Toman
Trebesch, Christoph
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1391
Abstract: 
This article presents a new perspective on the impact of migration and remittances on labour market participation and time allocation in migrant-sending families. Departing from the common finding that labour market participation is lower in migrant households, we investigate whether the reasons for inactivity, i.e. leisure consumption, home production and higher education are affected by migration. Based on household survey data from Moldova, our results challenge the assertion that those who stay behind consume more leisure. Instead, living in a migrant household implies higher probabilities of intra-household labour substitution and a substantially higher likelihood of university enrolment.
Subjects: 
Remittances
Labour Supply
Time Allocation
Moldova
Migration
JEL: 
F22
J22
O15
C35
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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