Remittances, Schooling, and Child Labor in Mexico

@inproceedings{Alcaraz2012RemittancesSA,
  title={Remittances, Schooling, and Child Labor in Mexico},
  author={C Alcaraz and Daniel Chiquiar and Alejandrina Salcedo},
  year={2012}
}
This paper studies the effects of remittances from the U.S. on child labor and school attendance in recipient Mexican households. We identify these effects using the impact of the 2008-2009 U.S. recession on remittance receipts. The methodology employed is a differencesin-differences strategy that compares households that were remittance recipients before the crisis with never-recipient households. To avoid possible selection problems, we instrument for membership in the remittance recipient… CONTINUE READING
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