The research project intends to investigate the responses of households to economic uncertainty and natural shocks and the coping strategies developed both in terms of growing migration rates and remittance inflows and of increasing labour supply. In the first Chapter, we employ household survey data from the Indian State of Kerala to evaluate how transfers of remittances sent from overseas respond to heterogeneous sectoral employment shocks experienced by migrants in the host country during the 2008 crisis. In the second chapter, migration and remittances have been investigated as coping strategies adopted by households after a dramatic flood that hit Bangladesh in August-September 2014. The combination of high-resolution satellite data to precisely measure our treatment variable and the difference-in-difference estimations allow us to causally identify the impact of the dramatic flooding on internal and international migration. The same robust estimation technique is then applied to evaluate the effect of the 2014 flood in Bangladesh on female labour force participation rate and on the probability for unemployed women to enter the labour force. In addition, correcting for selection into employment, we estimate how the flood affects the probability for women working in the household farm to engage in independent wage-earning activities, evaluatiing whether the expected rise in female labour force participation - instrumented by the shock intensity they face - would help to increase their bargaining power within the households.
Migration and female labour supply as shock coping strategies after economic crises and natural disasters / Canessa, Eugenia. - (2020 Apr 20), pp. 1-129.
|Titolo:||Migration and female labour supply as shock coping strategies after economic crises and natural disasters|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2020-04-20|
|Corso di dottorato:||Development Economics and Local Systems - Delos|
|Relatore:||Giannelli, Gianna Claudia|
|Tesi in cotutela:||no|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.15168/11572_257451|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||08.1 Tesi di dottorato (Doctoral Thesis)|
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