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Cynthia Bansak
St. Lawrence University
46Publications
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580Citations
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#1Guanyi Yang (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 1
#2Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
Abstract This paper decomposes the impact of parental migration on the education of children left behind. In particular, we examine whether children are enrolled in school on a timely basis according to their age when their parents are away. We found both theoretical and empirical evidence to support that parental migration generates a strong positive impact on timely enrollment if a child is from a less wealthy background. However, the effect decreases with family wealth, and reverses after rea...
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#1Andrew J. Padovani (UC Davis: University of California, Davis)
#2Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
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#1Yaqin Su (Hunan University)
#2Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
Last.Cheng Cheng (Hunan University)
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ABSTRACTWe examine the impact of the Chinese Student Protection Act (CSPA) of 1992 on the children of those who likely received Green Cards under the US legislation. Using a differences-in-differen...
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#1Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
#2Brian Chezum (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 5
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#1Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
#2Nicole B. SimpsonH-Index: 11
The federal government has pledged to update Canada's development assistance (ODA) policy and this paper examines the important role of remittances in the development program. Remittances can serve as a significant form of cross-border capital flows and can have sizable effects on both the sending and receiving countries. This policy piece provides an overview of trends in global remittances and gives a context for the policy discussion on the relationship between remittances and ODA. The paper ...
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#1Brian Chezum (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 5
#2Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
Last.Animesh Giri (Cornerstone Research)H-Index: 1
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We examine the relationship between remittances and healthcare usage in Nepal. Nepal provides an important case study due to the recent introduction of a nationalized healthcare policy with heterogeneity across its districts. We find that remittance income leads to increased expenditures on higher-priced medical care and a higher likelihood of visiting a doctor. The medical spending results are stronger in districts targeted for social healthcare programs. While government initiatives to increas...
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#2Cynthia BansakH-Index: 14
Last.Susan PozoH-Index: 3
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According to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the number of refugees worldwide rose to 21.3 million in 2015. Yet, resistance to the welcoming of refugees appears to have grown. The possibility that refugees may commit acts of terrorism or engage in criminal behavior has served as fuel for the Trump Administration’s position in 2017. Is there any basis for these fears? We exploit the variation in the geographic and temporal distribution of refugees across U.S. counties to ascertain ...
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#1Susan L. AverettH-Index: 20
#2Cynthia BansakH-Index: 14
Last.Julie K. SmithH-Index: 7
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This paper explores the effects of a spouse's personality on earnings. We build on the growing literature spanning economics and psychology that investigates how personality traits affect one's own individual earnings. In particular, several of the big five personality characteristics (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism and openness) have been shown to be predictors of own earnings. To our knowledge only one paper studies the relationship between spousal personality and ...
#1Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (SDSU: San Diego State University)H-Index: 28
#2Susan L. Averett (Lafayette College)H-Index: 20
Last.Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University)H-Index: 14
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Immigration policy continues to be at the forefront of policy discussions, and the use of welfare benefits by immigrants has been hotly debated. In 1996, Congress enacted welfare reform legislation (PRWORA), which denied the use of most means-tested assistance to non-citizens and lowered immigrant welfare dramatically. While Federal legislation imposed strict restrictions on eligibility for non-citizens, a number of states allowed previously eligible women to continue to receive benefits similar...
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Addressing unauthorized immigration is controversial. Countries have adopted a variety of legalization programs, ranging from temporary visa programs to naturalization. Research in the US focused on past amnesty programs finds improved labor market outcomes for newly legalized immigrants. Findings are more mixed for European countries. Studies suggest that regularization of undocumented immigrants can result in increased use of public benefits and reduced formal labor market participation. Despi...
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