Migration and Forsaken Schooling in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan

Ilhom Abdulloev, Gil S. Epstein, Ira N. Gang
2020 IZA Journal of Development and Migration  
Large international earnings differentials negatively impact human capital investments in migrant-origin countries. We find that three Central Asian migrant-sending countries—the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan—are facing a forsaken schooling phenomenon. Once completing their compulsory schooling, young people in these countries are forsaking additional schooling because of opportunities to migrate to high-paying low-skilled jobs in the Russian
more » ... ion. The countries face a loss in human capital formation.
doi:10.2478/izajodm-2020-0004 fatcat:jjjczswidfdcverth4d64bkwdu