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The Long Run Effects of Labour Migration on Human Capital Formation in Communities of Origin

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(4): 1-35.

by Taryn Dinkelman, Martine Mariotti | Saturday, October 01, 2016

We provide new evidence of one channel through which circular labor migration has long-run effects on origin communities: by raising completed human capital of the next generation. We estimate the net effects of migration from Malawi to South African mines using newly digitized census and administrative data on access to mine jobs, a difference-in-differences strategy, and two opposite-signed and plausibly exogenous shocks to the option to migrate. Twenty years after these shocks, human capital is 4.8-6.9 percent higher among cohorts who were eligible for schooling in communities with the easiest access to migrant jobs.

Dinkelman, T., & Mariotti, M. (2016). The Long-Run Effects of Labor Migration on Human Capital Formation in Communities of Origin. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(4): 1-35.
 

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