Original document was submitted as an honors thesis requirement. Copyright is held by the author.

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This paper will examine the relationship between remittances and education attainment focusing on Dominican Republic in 2002. This study will focus on households in Dominican Republic using surveys from IPUMS international and the data is cross-sectional. Sending remittances increases the income for households, which in return, influences the spending on education. The study of remittances is analyzed in a more cultural and social value rather than entirely economic. The dynamic and structure of a family is crucial when studying the effects of remittances in a developing country. Key findings from this analysis is that the relationship between education attainment and remittances are positively related and it is statistically significant according to this model. This study examines the family structure as well as the economic and social structure of Dominican Republic to understand the relationship between remittances and education attainment.