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Borromeo, Miguel Roberto Vivar, 2012. Remittances and the educational attainment of children in the Philippines. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



This paper examines the determinants, primarily the receipt of remittances, of educational attainment of Filipino children using merged datasets from the 2003 Labor Force and Family Income and Expenditures Surveys. The determinants of the highest grade completed of children aged 13 to 22, 17 to 22, and 21 to 22 years are studied using IV-ordered probit models. Estimation results show that the receipt of remittances has positively affect the probability of finishing high school for Filipino males aged 17 to 22 years. However, the receipt of remittances negatively affects the probabilities of graduating from elementary school and college for females aged 13 to 22 and 21 to 22 years, respectively. Parental education has the largest contributions to changes in the probabilities of graduation and the effects of having a highly educated mother are greater than that of having a highly educated father. Limited household resources adversely affect the education of children.

Main title:Remittances and the educational attainment of children in the Philippines
Authors:Borromeo, Miguel Roberto Vivar
Supervisor:Swain, Ranjula Bali
Examiner:Gren, Ing-Marie
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:750
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:Other
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:educational attainment, instrumental variables, ordered probit, Philippines, remittances, Southeast Asia
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Economics and management
Deposited On:08 Nov 2012 13:30
Metadata Last Modified:03 Apr 2013 12:38

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