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Labour migration in Indonesia and the health of children left behind

James Ng

No wp-2018-10, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Economic research on labour migration in the developing world has traditionally focused on the role played by the remittances of overseas migrant labour in the sending country's economy. Recently, due in no small part to the availability of rich microdata, more attention has been paid to the effects of migration on the lives of family members left behind. This paper examines how the temporary migration of parents for the sole purpose of work affects the health outcomes of children left behind using longitudinal data from the Indonesian Family Life Survey (IFLS).

Keywords: Health; Labour migration; Children; Families left behind (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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