The Impact of Migration on Family Left Behind

35 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2012

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Francisca Antman

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Abstract

This paper addresses the effects of migration on families left behind and offers new evidence on the impact of migration on elderly parents. After discussing the identification issues involved in estimation, I review the literature on the effects of migration on the education and health of non-migrant children as well as the labor supply of non-migrant spouses. Finally, I address the impact of adult child migration on contributions toward non-migrant parents as well as the effects on parental health. Results show that elderly parents receive lower time contributions from all of their children when one child migrates.

Keywords: migration, left behind, elderly, children

JEL Classification: O15, D13, J13, J14, F22, I15, I25

Suggested Citation

Antman, Francisca, The Impact of Migration on Family Left Behind. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6374. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2015190

Francisca Antman (Contact Author)

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics ( email )

Campus Box 256
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

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