PRELIMINARY EVIDENCE ON INTERNAL MIGRATION, REMITTANCES, AND TEEN SCHOOLING IN INDIA uri icon

abstract

  • 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).

publication date

  • 2011
  • 2011
  • 2011