Remittances, Schooling, and Child Labor in Mexico
Daniel Chiquiar and
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Carlo Alcaraz ()
No 2010-14, Working Papers from Banco de México
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)
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