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Type Working Paper - Laboratory of Economics and Management
Title International Migration and School Enrollment of the Left-Behinds in Albania: A Note
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://www.lem.sssup.it/WPLem/files/2014-13.pdf
We study the impact of international migration on enrollment of the left-behinds in Albania using the 2008 and 2012 Living Standard Measurement Survey. We employ a 2-stage Probit model controlling for endogeneity with an instrumental-variable approach. We find that migration has a negative and significant impact on enrollment in both waves.
This result holds across different sub-samples and alternative ways to proxy within-household migration.
Our findings strengthen results for previous years and cast doubts on the effectiveness of recent educational reforms and migration-oriented policies in Albania.

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