In collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Overseas Workers Welfare
Administration (OWWA), and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Yale
University is conducting the study “The Impact of Migration on Educational Outcomes of Left-Behind
Children: Evidence from the Philippines”.


The research focuses on the relationship between the presence or absence of migrant parents and
the academic performance of children, and seeks to relate the influence of migration-related practices
or policies on the decision of parents to migrate. Results of this study will help inform relevant
government agencies in reviewing programmes and services for OFWs and their families, especially
children, as well as in drawing policy recommendations on recruitment and reintegration of OFWs.


The study entails survey with OFWs and their households. Participation is voluntary and any
information provided will be kept confidential and used for research purposes only.
Click this to participate in the survey!


Help us understand how migration affects the academic performance of children of migrants,
including families in general.


For more information about the research, please visit the Migration Impact Study Facebook page.


** This research is being conducted through the Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration
Governance (BRIDGE), a Joint Programme being implemented by the International Organization for
Migration (IOM), International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN Women, funded by the Migration
Multi-Partner Trust Fund.