Reference : To Migrate With orWithout the Children—A Theoretical Note
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Social economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30707
To Migrate With orWithout the Children—A Theoretical Note
English
Chen, Yiwen mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Zou, Benteng mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
2017
Economics Bulletin
Economics Bulletin
37
2
686-696
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
International
1545-2921
Nashville
Tenn
[en] Left-behind children ; Migrant children
[en] Tens of millions of young children were left behind by their migrant parents who left to find a job elsewhere to gain a better income and improve their families' living standards. Many studies suggest that migrant parents should bring their children rather than leave them behind, especially EU internal migrants. In this short note, we give an economic reasoning for the choice of migrant parents. Our finding shows that emotionally, bringing the children makes both
children and parents better off; however, economically, that may not be the case. The ambiguity depends on the forgone opportunity cost, relocation cost of children, children's motivation, and the quality of the public school at the origin and destination.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30707

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