Abstract

ABSTRACT:

I estimate the effect of international migration on the human capital of children in the migrants’ origin country. Using administrative data containing all migrant departures from the Philippines, I exploit variation across provinces in destination-country demand for migrants. My estimates are at the local labor market level, allowing for spillovers to nonmigrant households. An average year-to-year percent increase in migration causes a 3.5 percent increase in secondary school enrollment. The effects are likely driven by increased income rather than an increased expected wage premium for education.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1548-8004
Print ISSN
0022-166X
Pages
pp. 1022-1049
Launched on MUSE
2018-10-25
Open Access
No
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