Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

Should Parents Work Away from or Close to Home? The Effect of Temporary Parental Absence on Child Poverty and Children’s Time Use in Vietnam

Contents:

Author Info

  • Nguyen, Cuong Viet
  • Vu, Linh Hoang

Abstract

Working away from home might bring higher earnings than working near home. However, the absence of parents due to work can have unexpected effects on children. This paper examines the effects of the temporary absence of parents on the well-being of children aged 5–8 years old in Vietnam, using indicators of household poverty, per capita consumption expenditure, and child time allocation. The paper relies on OLS and fixed-effects regression and panel data from the Young Lives surveys in 2007 and 2009. It finds a positive correlation between parental absence and per capita expenditure. Parental absence tends to increase per capita food expenditure instead of per capita non-food expenditure. Regarding the way children spend their time, there are no statistically significant effects of parental absence.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/52877/
File Function: original version
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 52877.

as in new window
Length:
Date of creation: 10 Jan 2014
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:52877

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Schackstr. 4, D-80539 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-2219
Fax: +49-(0)89-2180-3900
Web page: http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Parental migration; child poverty; remittances; impact evaluation; Vietnam.;

Other versions of this item:

Find related papers by JEL classification:

This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

References

References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
as in new window
  1. Hildebrandt, Nicole & McKenzie, David, 2005. "The effects of migration on child health in Mexico," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 3573, The World Bank.
  2. Fertig, Michael & Tamm, Marcus, 2007. "Always poor or never poor and nothing in between? Duration of child poverty in Germany," Technical Reports, Technische Universität Dortmund, Sonderforschungsbereich 475: Komplexitätsreduktion in multivariaten Datenstrukturen 2007,05, Technische Universität Dortmund, Sonderforschungsbereich 475: Komplexitätsreduktion in multivariaten Datenstrukturen.
  3. Bazoumana Ouattara & Eric Strobl, 2014. "The Fiscal Implications of Hurricane Strikes in the Caribbean," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-070, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  4. Angus Deaton & Christina Paxson, 1998. "Economies of Scale, Household Size, and the Demand for Food," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 106(5), pages 897-930, October.
  5. Alan de Brauw & Tomoko Harigaya, 2007. "Seasonal Migration and Improving Living Standards in Vietnam," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, vol. 89(2), pages 430-447.
  6. Eliane El Badaoui & Eric Strobl & Frank Walsh, 2014. "The Impact of Internal Migration on Local Labour Markets in Thailand," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-071, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  7. Binci, Michele & Giannelli, Gianna Claudia, 2012. "Internal vs. International Migration: Impacts of Remittances on Child Well-Being in Vietnam," IZA Discussion Papers 6523, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  8. Jonathan Gruber, 2004. "Is Making Divorce Easier Bad for Children? The Long-Run Implications of Unilateral Divorce," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 22(4), pages 799-834, October.
  9. Cuong Nguyen Viet, 2008. "Do Foreign Remittances Matter to Poverty and Inequality? Evidence from Vietnam," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 15(1), pages 1-11.
  10. Blanc, Elodie & Strobl, Eric, 2013. "Is small better ? a comparison of the effect of large and small dams on cropland productivity in South Africa," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 6567, The World Bank.
  11. repec:ipg:wpaper:10 is not listed on IDEAS
  12. Nguyen Viet Cuong, 2014. "Impact Evaluation of Health Insurance for Children: Evidence from a Developing Country," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-180, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  13. Francisca Antman, 2012. "Gender, educational attainment, and the impact of parental migration on children left behind," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 25(4), pages 1187-1214, October.
  14. R. Oropesa & Nancy Landale, 2000. "From austerity to prosperity? Migration and child poverty among mainland and island Puerto Ricans," Demography, Springer, Springer, vol. 37(3), pages 323-338, August.
  15. Robert Haveman & Barbara Wolfe, 1995. "The Determinants of Children's Attainments: A Review of Methods and Findings," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, American Economic Association, vol. 33(4), pages 1829-1878, December.
  16. repec:ipg:wpaper:7 is not listed on IDEAS
  17. Alison Booth & Yuji Tamura, 2009. "Impact of Paternal Temporary Absence on Children Left Behind," CEPR Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University 617, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
  18. McKenzie, David & Rapoport, Hillel, 2006. "Can migration reduce educational attainment ? Evidence from Mexico," Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank 3952, The World Bank.
  19. Adams, Richard Jr. & Page, John, 2005. "Do international migration and remittances reduce poverty in developing countries?," World Development, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 33(10), pages 1645-1669, October.
  20. Giannelli, Gianna Claudia & Mangiavacchi, Lucia, 2010. "Children's Schooling and Parental Migration: Empirical Evidence on the "Left Behind" Generation in Albania," IZA Discussion Papers 4888, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  21. Stark, Oded & Taylor, J Edward, 1991. "Migration Incentives, Migration Types: The Role of Relative Deprivation," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 101(408), pages 1163-78, September.
  22. Pfau, Wade Donald, 2008. "Determinants and Impacts of International Remittances on Household Welfare in Vietnam," MPRA Paper 19038, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  23. Georg Müller-Fürstenberger & Ingmar Schumacher, 2013. "Is Capital Market Integration a Remedy for the Environmental Poverty Trap?," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2013-007, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  24. Matthew A. Cole & Robert J.R. Elliott & Eric Strobl, 2014. "Climate Change, Hydro-dependency and the African Dam Boom," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-454, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  25. Matthew Cole & Robert Elliott & Eric Strobl, 2014. "Climate Change, Hydro-dependency and the African Dam Boom," Discussion Papers, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham 14-03, Department of Economics, University of Birmingham.
  26. Azam, Jean-Paul & Gubert, Flore, 2006. "Migrants' Remittances and the Household in Africa: A Review of Evidence," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University 123456789/5126, Paris Dauphine University.
  27. repec:ipg:wpaper:11 is not listed on IDEAS
  28. Nguyen Viet Cuong, 2009. "The impact of international and internal remittances on household welfare: evidence from Viet Nam," Asia-Pacific Development Journal, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), vol. 16(1), pages 59-92, June.
  29. David S. Lyle, 2006. "Using Military Deployments and Job Assignments to Estimate the Effect of Parental Absences and Household Relocations on Children's Academic Achievement," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, University of Chicago Press, vol. 24(2), pages 319-350, April.
  30. Elodie Blanc & Eric Strobl, 2013. "Water Availability and Crop Growth at the Crop Plot Level in South Africa," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2013-011, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  31. Matthew A. Cole & Robert J R Elliott & Toshihiro Okubo & Eric Strobl, 2014. "Natural Disasters and the Birth, Life and Death of Plants: The Case of the Kobe Earthquake," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-114, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  32. Kiros, Gebre-Egzbiabher & White, Michael J., 2004. "Migration, community context, and child immunization in Ethiopia," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 59(12), pages 2603-2616, December.
Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Frederic Teulon, 2014. "Albert Hirschman (1915-2012) : l’étude des aspects non économiques de l’économie," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-478, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.
  2. Sandrine Kablan & Josef Loening, 2014. "Is Chad Affected by Dutch or Nigerian Disease?," Working Papers, Department of Research, Ipag Business School 2014-492, Department of Research, Ipag Business School.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:52877. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ekkehart Schlicht).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.