Do Internal and International Remittances Matter to Health, Education and Labor of Children? The Case of Vietnam
AbstractUsing data from Vietnam Household and Living Standard Surveys in 2006 and 2008, the paper estimates the effect of the receipt of international remittances and internal remittances on education, labor and healthcare utilization of children in Vietnam. It shows that there are no statistically significant effects of receipt of remittances on school enrolment of children as well as child labor. However, receiving international remittances helps children increase the number of completed grades by around 2 percent of the average completed grade for children. Both international and internal remittances are positively associated with the number of outpatient health care contacts.
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Date of creation: 20 May 2013
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Remittances; children; education; child labor; healthcare; Vietnam.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
- R23 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Household Analysis - - - Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population
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- NEP-DEM-2013-08-05 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-DEV-2013-08-05 (Development)
- NEP-HEA-2013-08-05 (Health Economics)
- NEP-MIG-2013-08-05 (Economics of Human Migration)
- NEP-SEA-2013-08-05 (South East Asia)
- NEP-TRA-2013-08-05 (Transition Economics)
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