Assessing the impact of remittances on child education in Ecuador : the role of educational supply constraints
Institute of Development Policy and Management
Antwerp :UA Institute of Development Policy and Management, 2010
IOB working paper ; 2010:6
University of Antwerp
We analyse the links between remittances and child education in Ecuador with special emphasis on the influences in supply conditions at the regional level. Our results point out to the favourable role of remittances on education, suggesting at the same time, the importance of an efficient basic infrastructure in the educational system, as a key element in fostering positive outcomes. The positive effect of remittances on child education is better understood within the context of public policies designed to improve and equalize educational supply conditions among the population.