International migration and human capital in Mexico: Networks or parental absence?

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© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This article discusses the effect of international migration on the accumulation of human capital among Mexican youths aged 15-18 who are left behind. Evidence indicates the existence of a negative impact of sibling and parental migration on school attendance among young males but not on the measure of cognitive ability. Migration of extended family members has no significant effect. There is no evidence of a robust effect among females. The negative effect of sibling migration suggests that lower migration costs and differences in return to Mexican formal education between the labor markets of the United States and Mexico could largely explain the negative effect of international migration on human capital.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science

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