Presentation Title: The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Migration, Remittances, and Child Health: Evidence from Guatemala

Section: Poster Session Group 1 1

Location: , Great Hall

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:30am - 11:15am


This economics senior thesis examines the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis on the relationship between migration and child health in the Western highlands of Guatemala.  As a rural area inhabited mostly by indigenous peoples and prone to high levels of undernutrition and migration to the United States, the Huehuetenango department of Guatemala is an ideal example through which to study the implications of the US financial crisis on child well-being in developing countries.  Using regression analysis on panel data from a household survey administered in 2008 and 2012, I analyze the difference in the impact of migration on child anthropometrics in this region before and after the exogenous shock of the financial crisis.

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Presenter(s): Stewart, Mackenzie Farrell
Major(s): Economics and Spanish
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Maluccio, John A.
Dept(s): Economics

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