Parental migration significantly reduces children’s school performance in rural Cambodia

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Millions of Cambodians are migrating in search of work, many leaving their children behind with elderly relatives who are usually illiterate or have very little formal education. The Cambodian government is concerned that parental migration is having a detrimental effect on children’s education. Indeed, a team of local PEP researchers found that children of migrant parents la behind significantly in terms of completed years of education. 
Find out more about the research methods, findings and policy recommendations in the following PEP publications:

Research team: 

Sokcheng Sim  |  Phon Dary  |  Bopha Ker  |  Khiev Pirom

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