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carried out at UNU-MERIT and MGSoG to stimulate discussion on the issues raised. The Impact of Migration on Children Left Behind in Moldova 1

By Franziska Gassmann, Melissa Siegel, Michaella Vanore and Jennifer Waidler

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This paper empirically evaluates the well-being of children “left behind ” by migrant household members in Moldova. Using data derived from a nationally-representative, large-scale household survey conducted between September 2011 and February 2012 among 3,255 households (1,801 of which contained children aged 0-17) across Moldova, different dimensions of child well-being are empirically evaluated. Well-being of children in Moldova is divided into eight different dimensions, each of which is comprised of several indicators. Each indicator is examined individually and then aggregated into an index. Well-being outcomes are then compared by age group, primary caregiver, migration status of the household (current migrant, return migrant, or no migration experience), and by who has migrated within the household. It was found that migration in and of itself is not associated with negative outcomes on children’s well-being in any of the dimensions analysed, nor does it matter who in the household has migrated. Children living in return migrant households, however, attain higher rates of well-being in specifi

Year: 2014
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