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


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 Afri...

Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation, and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets


Can migrant capital be a force for structural change in labor markets of sending communities? We address this question by studying how rural labor markets in Malawi changed in the three decades following exogenous shocks to labor migration to the ...

Policies for Job Creation in Poor Countries


Public policy has been much more successful at increasing the supply of education than the supply of jobs the educated want in many poor countries. This is particularly true of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and South Asia and it is the mismatch between...

The Impact of Refugee Experiences on Education: Evidence from Burundi


Previous studies suggest that displacement is one of the channels through which conflict impacts schooling outcomes. However, there is scarce evidence on this impact for those who are displaced internationally (i.e. refugees). Using data from Buru...