No Man Left Behind: Effects of Emigration Prospects on Educational and Labour Outcomes of Non�?Migrants

  title={No Man Left Behind: Effects of Emigration Prospects on Educational and Labour Outcomes of Non�?Migrants},
  author={Slesh A. Shrestha},
  journal={Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal},
  • Slesh A. Shrestha
  • Published 2017
  • Economics
  • Labor: Demographics & Economics of the Family eJournal
  • The development impacts of emigration are largely determined by the education of those who stay behind. Departure of workers leads to a direct loss of human capital but opportunities for emigration also raise expected returns to education. I examine these effects by considering the introduction of education as a selection criterion to recruit Nepalese men in the British Army. This change raised educational investments by 1.15 years and increased the average education of men living in Nepal even… CONTINUE READING
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