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Education, Genre et Transferts de fonds des migrants: Quelles interactions dans le Maroc rural ?

Bouoiyour, Jamal and Miftah, Amal (2014): Education, Genre et Transferts de fonds des migrants: Quelles interactions dans le Maroc rural ? Published in: FEMISE Network: Impact des transferts de fonds sur la pauvreté et les inégalités : les enseignements de deux nouvelles enquêtes conduites au Maroc et en Algérie (March 2014)

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Abstract

In this paper, we analyze the relationship between remittances and educational attainment in Morocco. We investigate how recipient households in Morocco decide to send their children to school.. We use newly survey data on the Souss-Massa-Draa region. Based on probit and instrumental variables estimates to control for endogeneity of remittances, we find a positive effect of remittances on the investments in education, especially for boys. Furthermore, the results show that family and community characteristics such as the level of parental education, the number of children enrolled in the household and the ICDH have a significant impact on the ability of households to support their children's education. They also show the importance of the child's sex in the educational success.

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