9th Conference European Sociological Association

RS10 Socio-Anthropology of Trans-national Migrations and Migrants' Families

2009-09-04 13:30:00 2009-09-04 15:00:00 Friday, 4 September 13:30 - 15:00 Trans-national Motherhood(s) Building II, C2.05

The effect of migration for labour of parents on school performance: A study of high school students from 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.