The Annals of Regional Science

, Volume 60, Issue 3, pp 451–471 | Cite as

Remittances and educational outcomes: a regional investigation for Moldova

  • Alessia Matano
  • Raul Ramos
Special Issue Paper


This paper looks at the relationship between remittances and higher education in Moldovan regions. The objective is to test whether remittances are associated with an increase in the likelihood of attending higher education institutions by taking into account a possible disruptive effect of migration and looking for regional differences in this relationship. Findings show that, on average, remittances are associated with a 5.4 percentage point increase in the likelihood that young individuals will pursue higher education. Nonetheless, this result is widely heterogeneous across regions.

JEL Classification

I21 F22 F24 R10 



We deeply acknowledge the Kiel Institute for the World Economy for providing the database. The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2010-2.2-1) under Grant Agreement no. 266834. We also express our gratitude for the support received from Spain’s Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (VI Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008–2011) through the action ECO2013-41022-R.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AQR-IREAUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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