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Remittances, Schooling, and Child Labor in Mexico

Alcaraz Carlo, Daniel Chiquiar and Salcedo Alejandrina
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Carlo Alcaraz ()

No 2010-14, Working Papers from Banco de México

Abstract: This paper studies the effects of remittances from the U.S. on child labor and school attendance in recipient Mexican households. We identify these effects using the impact of the 2008-2009 U.S. recession on remittance receipts. The methodology employed is a differences-in-differences strategy that compares households that were remittance recipients before the crisis with never-recipient households. To avoid possible selection problems, we instrument for membership in the remittance recipient group. We find that the negative shock on remittance receipts caused a significant increase in child labor and a significant reduction of school attendance.

JEL-codes: J43 J81 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-dev, nep-lab and nep-mig
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