"Temporary Migration and Household Outcomes: Evidence from a Filipino Minimum Age Policy" Rachel Fung, Princeton University

Oct 30, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
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I estimate the effect of temporary migration on household members remaining in the origin country.  I use changes in the minimum age requirement for the deployment of Filipino foreign domestic workers (FDWs), and exploit municipality-level variation in historical stock of foreign domestic workers as a measure of exposure to the policy.

I find that the policy relaxation increased the probability of an individual becoming a FDW by 12.4%, and the probability of a household having a FDW by 10.55%.  I find that having a foreign domestic worker in the household increases the likelihood of home ownership, but has no effect on household labor supply and years of schooling of adult children.