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The impact of remittances on children's human capital accumulation: Evidence from Morocco

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Using a nationally representative household data set from Morocco, the present study seeks to estimate the effects of migrants' remittances on household investments in children's human capital. Three findings emerge. First, children in remittance‐receiving households are more likely to attend school and less likely to drop out compared with those in non‐remittance‐receiving households. Second, children's participation in labour market decreases in the presence of international remittances. Third, remittances are associated with significantly lower level of no schooling for girls. These findings support the growing view that remittances can help increase the educational opportunities, especially for female children.

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hal-01879677 , version 1 (24-09-2018)

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Jamal Bouoiyour, Amal Miftah. The impact of remittances on children's human capital accumulation: Evidence from Morocco. Journal of International Development, 2016, 28 (2), pp.266-280. ⟨10.1002/jid.3147⟩. ⟨hal-01879677⟩
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