Economics at your fingertips  

Schooling choices and parental migration. Evidence from Mexico

Simona Fiore ()
Additional contact information
Simona Fiore: University of Turin

Review of Economics of the Household, 2022, vol. 20, issue 2, No 12, 635-657

Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates the role of parental absence due to migration on education and labor market outcomes of children left behind in Mexico. I look at the effect of absence at different moments of a child’s educational career and estimate the impact of the timing of a parent’s migration in order to understand how mother’s and father’s inputs affect children’s outcomes at different ages. Results show that a mother’s migration when the child has to start a new level of schooling, i.e. when investment decisions on children’s education must be made, has a significant negative impact on children’s schooling. Also the duration of mother’s absence plays a role: the longer the mother’s migration, the less children are educated. I find that, when the mother migrates, daughters substitute the mother’s work in or outside the household, depending on their age.

Keywords: International migration; Education; Left behind; Intra-household allocations; Mexico (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D13 F22 I25 J16 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2022
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link) Abstract (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/11150/PS2

DOI: 10.1007/s11150-020-09517-8

Access Statistics for this article

Review of Economics of the Household is currently edited by Shoshana Grossbard

More articles in Review of Economics of the Household from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().

Page updated 2022-05-12
Handle: RePEc:kap:reveho:v:20:y:2022:i:2:d:10.1007_s11150-020-09517-8