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Impact of remittances on schooling in the Philippines:Does the relationship to the household head matter?


  • Tomoki Fujii

    () (School of Economics, Singapore Management University)


The remittances have emerged as one of the most important sources of international flows. In the Philipines, the amount of remittance receipts has more than doubled over a decade since early 1900s. As a result, the way remittances are used has become extremely important for economic development. Unlike the previous studies, we allow for the potential heterogeneity in the impact of remittances across various relationships to the head of household and take into account the potential negative effects of being guarded by someone other than the parents We find that the impact of remittances on schooling is generally positive and the negative impact is outweighed by the positive impact of remittance flows.

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  • Tomoki Fujii, 2011. "Impact of remittances on schooling in the Philippines:Does the relationship to the household head matter?," Working Papers 05-2011, Singapore Management University, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:siu:wpaper:05-2011

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    1. Joseph J. Capuno & Xylee Javier, 2012. "Whose child is it anyway? Differential parental investments in education and children under kinship care in the Philippines," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 201206, University of the Philippines School of Economics.

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