Home > Research . Search . Country . Browse . Small Grants

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Murphy says suburban communities that declined in the 1960s fared better than those declining since the Great Recession

Levy et al find state budget gains outweigh Medicaid expansion costs in Michigan

Indian lab cofounded by Adhvaryu demonstrates links among women's skills training, employment, welfare, and company profits

More News


Live coverage of former Census director on crucial issues surrounding Census 2020. TODAY 2 pm.

PDHP invites applications for Faculty Small Grants in support of population science

ISR seeking applicants for new Community Guides program

PRB policy communication training for pre-docs extends application deadline to March 12

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, April 2, 2018, noon: Sean Reardon on Educational Inequality

Utilizing mixed methods to examine the complex effects of international labor migration on family dynamics and household consumption in Chitwan, Nepal

a PSC Small Fund Research Project

Investigator:   Ellen Compernolle

This project builds off of ongoing work in Nepal that investigates the effects of international labor migration on family dynamics and household consumption. Roughly 200,000 Nepali migrants, the majority of whom are married men with an average of 1.3 children, are working in Gulf countries, a migrant destination responsible for 35% of remittances sent home to Nepal. Little is known about the social and environmental impacts that husbands’ labor migration have on sending communities. In this analysis, I will test hypotheses at the household and couple level concerning the effects of migrant work on household dynamics, expenses, and energy consumption and production, examining outlier cases in depth. My goal is to develop knowledge that will inform theoretical premises and analytic models, allowing for more comprehensive investigation of these interrelationships.

Funding Period: 05/01/2014 to 12/31/2014

Country of Focus: Nepal

Support PSC's Small Grant Program

Search . Browse