Preliminary Evidence On Internal Migration, Remittances, And Teen Schooling In India

Valerie Mueller, Abusaleh Shariff

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We examine correlations between the receipt of remittances from internal migrants and human capital investment in rural areas of India. We employ a propensity score matching approach to account for the selectivity of households into receiving remittances. We find a positive correlation between remittances received from internal migrants and the schooling attendance of teens. The magnitude of the correlation is greater when focusing on low-caste households, and male schooling attendance in particular becomes more positive and statistically significant. Our findings provide a basis for establishing future research in the areas of migration and social protection in India. (JEL O15, J24, R23)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-217
Number of pages11
JournalContemporary Economic Policy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Public Administration


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