What Happens to the Labour Supply and Schooling of the Children Left Behind by Temporary Migrants?

This is an updated version of IZA Discussion Paper 4381 & CEPR Discussion Paper 7440.

29 Pages Posted: 12 Nov 2009 Last revised: 2 Mar 2018

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Alison L. Booth

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

Yuji Tamura

Department of Economics and Finance, La Trobe University; ANU Centre for Economic Policy Research, Australian National University

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Date Written: November 22, 2017

Abstract

Using Vietnamese panel data, we investigate how a father's temporary migration is associated with the labour supply and human capital investment of his child left behind. Our analysis shows that a longer absence of a father is associated with more housework and less education of his son if the boy is at an age for primary or lower secondary schooling.

Keywords: temporary parental migration, human capital investment, child labour, Vietnam Living Standards Survey

JEL Classification: O15

Suggested Citation

Booth, Alison L. and Tamura, Yuji, What Happens to the Labour Supply and Schooling of the Children Left Behind by Temporary Migrants? (November 22, 2017). This is an updated version of IZA Discussion Paper 4381 & CEPR Discussion Paper 7440., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1504412 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1504412

Alison L. Booth

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