EWC Insights: Migration and Family Left Behind


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Zoom Webinar

When: Jul 21 2021 - 2:00pm until Jul 21 2021 - 3:00pm

EWC Insights with Dr Phanwin Yokying

Time use of children, working-age adults, and the elderly 

Dr. Phanwin Yokying 
Research Fellow, East-West Center 

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While much empirical attention has been devoted to understanding the effect of migration on poverty reduction or other macro-level outcomes, little is known about its impact on labor supply among those who remain at home. Dr. Yokying will share the main findings from her work that quantitatively examines the impacts of migration on time use in paid and unpaid work activities of left-behind individuals in rural Nepal and will highlight relevant policy implications for the country. 

Dr. Phanwin Yokying is a Fellow at the East-West Center. She was trained as an applied development economist with specialization in time use data and gender analysis. Her recent publications focus on child labor in Thailand and landownership and women’s empowerment in agriculture in Ghana. Currently, she is studying the impact of migration on the livelihoods and well-being of farmers in rural Nepal and Cambodia. Dr. Yokying has worked as a short-term consultant for International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on a women’s empowerment in agriculture project. She has also worked for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) as a contractor, leading a team of statisticians and a gender specialist from Thailand’s National Statistical Office in conducting policy-relevant research on gender inequality using labor force and time use surveys. She earned her PhD in Economics from American University in 2018. 

Each month, the East-West Center Research Program presents an “EWC Insights” seminar that examines an environmental, demographic, or political and economic transformation reshaping the Asia-Pacific region. 

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