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Seasonal Migration and Early Childhood Development

Karen Macours and Renos Vakis ()

No RP2008-48, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: This paper provides unique evidence of the positive consequences of seasonal migration for investments in early childhood development. We analyse migration in a poor shock-prone border region in rural Nicaragua where it offers one of the main household income diversification and risk coping strategies. IV estimates show, somewhat surprisingly, that mother's migration has a positive effect on early cognitive development.

Keywords: Children; Households; Income; Migration; Internal (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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