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Impact of Paternal Temporary Absence on Children Left Behind


Alison L. Booth


Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Yuji Tamura


School of Economics, La Trobe University; Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University

November 17, 2009


Abstract:     
Using the first two waves of the Vietnam Living Standards Survey, we investigate how a father’s temporary absence affects children left behind in terms of their school attendance, household expenditures on education, and nonhousework labor supply in the 1990s. The estimating subsample is children aged 7-18 in households in which both parents usually coreside and the mother has not been absent. Our results indicate that paternal temporary absence increases nonhousework labor supply by his son. The longer the absence of the father, the larger the impact. One additional month of paternal temporary absence increases a son’s nonhousework labor supply by approximately one week. However, a daughter’s nonhousework labor supply is not affected. We find no evidence that paternal temporary absence influences his children in terms of school attendance or education-related household expenditures.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: parental absence, temporary migration, schooling, human capital investment, child labor, Vietnam, VLSS

JEL Classification: I22, O15, P36

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Date posted: November 12, 2009 ; Last revised: November 29, 2009

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Booth, Alison L. and Tamura, Yuji, Impact of Paternal Temporary Absence on Children Left Behind (November 17, 2009). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1504412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1504412

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Alison L. Booth (Contact Author)
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Yuji Tamura
School of Economics, La Trobe University
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Australia
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