Title

Impact of International Remittances on Schooling in the Philippines: Does the Relationship to the Household Head Matter?

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2015

Abstract

We study the impact of international remittances on schooling in the Philippines, taking into account the school-age individual's relationship to the household head. This consideration is important because employment opportunities abroad may be taken at the expense of the quality of child rearing. Our estimation results indicate that there are, indeed, significant negative guardian effects on school attendance and education expenditures when children with overseas parents are looked after by a relative other than a parent or grandparent. However, these negative effects tend to be outweighed by the positive impact of remittance flows from overseas.

Keywords

education, human capital, international migration, overseas Filipino workers

Discipline

Asian Studies | Econometrics

Research Areas

Econometrics

Publication

Asian Economic Journal

Volume

29

Issue

3

First Page

265

Last Page

284

ISSN

1351-3958

Identifier

10.1111/asej.12058

Publisher

Wiley: 24 months

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/asej.12058

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