Migration, Money and Mothers: The Effect of Migration on Children's Educational Performance in Rural ChinaREAP Project
Migration is widely known as one of the main ways of alleviating poverty in developing countries, including China. However, migration itself is not costless. In recent years, there is an emerging concern about the effect of migration on the educational achievement of the children of migrants in China since most of the young children of school age of the migrants are being left in the village when one or both of their parents move to the city to work.
|How might the migration of these parents to find work elsewhere affect the education outcomes of their children?|
This project seeks to examine the effect of the migration activities of the father and/or mother on the educational performance of elementary school students (1st to 5th grade).
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Initial results indicate no significant negative effect of migration itself on the children’s school performance. In some cases (e.g., after the father migrates), performance improves.