Migrants’ International Transfers and Educational Expenditure

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Cristina Cattaneo

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

The primary objective of this article is to cast some light upon the relationship between education expenditure and the volume of remittances sent to Albania from abroad by international migrants. To assess the existence of an education enhancing effect of remittances, an Engel curve framework is used. In addition, quintile regression analysis is employed to investigate whether migrants’ remittances have a differentiated effect on various quantiles of the conditional distribution of education consumption. The two main empirical findings are that household income has a positive and well‐determined impact on education expenditure, whereas international transfers do not influence education spending.

Keywords: Migrant remittances, Engel curves, education expenditure

JEL Classification: F24, I21, P36

Suggested Citation

Cattaneo, Cristina, Migrants’ International Transfers and Educational Expenditure (January 2012). Economics of Transition, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 163-193, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973459 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0351.2011.00414.x

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