A Migration Study of Mother's Work, Welfare Participation, and Child Development
ECU Economics Working Paper No. 04-05
Posted: 18 Feb 2005
Date Written: September 2004
This paper investigates how women's migration and labor supply behaviors respond to changes in welfare policies and labor market conditions, controlling for endogenous initial residence and unobserved heterogeneity. It also traces out how these responses influence educational inputs and child outcomes. The simulation results show that poor and low-educated single women with children do change their residential locations in response to changes in welfare policies and labor market conditions. The magnitude of this response in the form of migration, however, is modest. More importantly, such policy changes often have large and important impacts on particular at-risk groups.
Keywords: Welfare, Migration, Children
JEL Classification: J1, J2, I3
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