Internal vs. international migration: Impacts of remittances on child well-being in Vietnam

This paper focuses on the effects of domestic and international remittances on children’s well-being. Using data from the 1992-1993 and 1997-1998 Vietnam Living Standards Surveys, the authors investigate average school attendance and child labour in remittance recipient and non-recipient households. The results of their binomial logit and two-sided censored regression analyses indicate that remittances increase schooling and reduce child labour. Although international remittances are found to have a stronger beneficial impact than domestic remittances in the cross-section, the panel analysis, taking account of fixed effects, reverses this result, showing that the only significant impact stems from domestic remittances.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics
  • Access to education
  • Child labor
  • Family children and youth
  • Local workers abroad
  • Maternal and child health
  • Migration
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified
Author (individual) Binci, Michele
Co-author (individual) Giannelli, Gianna Claudia
Publication date 2013
Pagination 27
Date uploaded August 29, 2015, 14:56 (UTC)
Date modified August 3, 2016, 10:32 (UTC)