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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Michael Patrick
dc.contributor.authorLim, Steven
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-15T02:30:56Z
dc.date.available2008-12-15T02:30:56Z
dc.date.issued2005-11
dc.identifier.citationCameron, M. & Lim, S. (2005). Migration, household composition and child welfare in rural Northeast Thailand. (Department of Economics Working Paper Series, Number 5/05). Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1645
dc.description.abstractIn many developing countries, the composition of rural households is influenced by the migration of adult household members to urban locations in search of employment. Children may be left in the care of their mother alone, or in the care of grandparents when both parents have migrated. Using representative data from a household survey conducted in rural Northeast Thailand in 2003, this paper investigates whether household composition has any effect on the welfare of children, as measured by anthropometric measurements including height-for-age, weight-for-age, and weight-for-height. Our findings suggest that household types other than nuclear families result in some significantly worse child nutritional outcomes. The implication is that governments should protect the welfare of the children of migrants, either through targeted programs or through increased opportunities for employment in rural areas.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDepartment of Economics Working Paper Series
dc.subjectmigrationen_US
dc.subjecthousehold compositionen_US
dc.subjectchildrenen_US
dc.subjectThailanden_US
dc.titleMigration, household composition and child welfare in rural Northeast Thailanden_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
uow.relation.series5/05


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