IMPACT OF REMITTANCES ON EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF THE MIGRANT HOUSEHOLDS: A MICRO LEVEL STUDY
Impact of Remittances on Educational Attainment
This study aims at understanding the impact of remittances on educational attainment and the gender specific differences in educational attainment of the children of migrant households in rural areas of Tangail district of Bangladesh. Primary data were collected through face to face interview with a structured interview schedule. Purposive sampling was used to select 100 migrant households from four villages of two Upazilas in Tangail District. Descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis were used to analyze data. Results find that remittances have a positive significant effect on average years of schooling and tertiary level of education. Remittances contribute more in case of males’ tertiary education compared to that of females. Furthermore, respondents’ perceptions reveal that remittances may improve children’s academic records, while continuation of children’s education is quite impossible without it. Therefore, remittances can assist to the growth of developing countries in the long run ensuring their investment in advancement of child education.