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Can Labor Emigration Affect the Education of Girls? Evidence from Tajikistan

Gatskova, Kseniia ; Ivlevs, Artjoms ; Dietz, Barbara


This study examines how large-scale, predominantly male emigration affects the education of girls staying in Tajikistan, the poorest post-Soviet state and one of the most remittance-dependent economies in the world. Using data from a three-wave household panel survey conducted in 2007, 2009, and 2011, this study finds that the net effect of migration on girls' schooling turns from positive to ...


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