Educational spillovers and parental migration

Joanna Clifton-Sprigg*

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    This paper studies whether children with parents working abroad (PWA) influence school performance of their classmates. Based on novel data for lower secondary pupils in Poland, I exploit within-class variation in the fraction of classmates whose parents work abroad over time. Estimates suggest that the presence of PWA classmates benefits pupils. The impact is driven by PWA girls and PWA pupils whose parents graduated from high school. This positive effect is likely due to the student level interactions or increased teachers' commitment to classes with students from migrant families.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)64-75
    Number of pages12
    JournalLabour Economics
    Early online date6 Mar 2015
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015

    Bibliographical note

    Date of Acceptance: 27/02/2015


    • Education of adolescents
    • Migration
    • Peer effects


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