A Migration Study of Mother's Work, Welfare Participation, and Child Development

ECU Economics Working Paper No. 04-05

Posted: 18 Feb 2005

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Haiyong Liu

East Carolina University - Department of Economics

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Date Written: September 2004

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Liu, Haiyong, A Migration Study of Mother's Work, Welfare Participation, and Child Development (September 2004). ECU Economics Working Paper No. 04-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=668462

Haiyong Liu (Contact Author)

East Carolina University - Department of Economics ( email )

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Greenville, NC 27858
United States

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