Remittances can affect child nutrition in two main ways, through increased income from remittances and changes in time allocation within the household. It is not theoretically apparent how a parent migrating and sending back remittances will affect child nutrition. Any added income will likely improve child nutrition by relieving any household income constraint, while the loss of a parent or other adult may reduce the time available to prepare food and care for the child. This study uses data from Peru to find that to 3000 Soles in remittances will make up for a parent not being in the household.
Langworthy, Benjamin, "The effects of parental migration on child nutrition" (2011). Economics Honors Projects. Paper 39.
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