The effect of migration for labour of parents on school performance: A study of high school students from Oradea (Romania)
Sociology and Social Work University of Oradea Oradea, Romania
There are authors that attribute to parents' migration for work a decline in academic performances of their offspring left home. The main argument explains the phenomena though the impairment of the family structure due to migration. I used survey data from 1811 high school students from Oradea and multi-level regression to show that the bi-variate relationship between GPA and the situation that both parents have migrated recently for work masks the simple fact that both lower academic performances and migration are the products of a lower socio-economic status. The conclusion is that migration for work of parents is not an academic risk for the students.