Reference : To MigrateWith orWithout Ones’ Children in China - That is the Question
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Business & economic sciences : Social economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30708
To MigrateWith orWithout Ones’ Children in China - That is the Question
English
Chen, Yiwen mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Fromentin, Vincent []
Salagean, Ioana []
Zou, Benteng mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
2017
No
[en] Migrant Children ; left-behind children ; Hukou
[en] Where should Chinese internal migrant parents locate their school-aged children: migrate
with them or leave them behind? And should they invest in private education of
their children? Empirical evidence based on the 2009 wave of the Rural-Urban Migration
Survey in China (RUMiC) data is inconclusive. We use an overlapping generations model
to find a theoretical optimum that maximizes parents’ utility which includes the children’s
educational performance. Depending on the educational investment parents make and
the relocation cost of children, we provide necessary and sufficient conditions for migrant
parents to take their children to migrate and whether they should provide their children
with private education. As the choices of migrant parents affect not only their children’s
human capital accumulation, but also on the economic potential of their descendants, we
present both short- and long-term consequences of the parents decision.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/30708

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