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Changes in the Forsaken Schooling and Migration Relationship in Tajikistan

Ilhom Abdulloev ()
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Ilhom Abdulloev: Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation, Tajikistan

No 13435, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We examine how the forsaken schooling phenomenon in migration evolved over time in Tajikistan. After completing compulsory schooling at ages 16-17, young men in Tajikistan are forsaking professional education because of opportunities to migrate for higher paid low-skilled jobs in the Russian Federation. We study how the forsaken schooling effect changed because of migrant-receiving Russia's recent tightened migration policy and economic slowdown, and policies promoting fair access to professional education in migrant-sending Tajikistan.

Keywords: migration; traps; education; skill (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: F22 I24 O15 P46 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2020-07
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cis, nep-mig and nep-ure
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