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

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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.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)131-142
Número de páginas12
PublicaciónInternational Journal of Educational Development
Volumen41
DOI
EstadoPublished - 1 mar 2015
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Educación
  • Desarrollo
  • Sociología y ciencias políticas

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