This paper presents evidence on the effects of emigration for work on schooling outcomes for primary and secondary-school-age children in Nepal. The identified effects however critically depend on how schooling outcomes are measured. Evaluated in terms of school attendance, the paper does not find any impact of emigration for either girls or boys. Using a disaggregated set of four mutually exclusive schooling status measures, this paper finds that emigration of Nepalese workers tends to improve schooling outcomes for girls, but not for boys. In particular, emigration tends to reduce the share of stragglers (those lagging behind their age-appropriate grades) and increase the share of those progressing normally amongst girls aged 6-14 years, and this effect is only observed for emigration to India, not for emigration to other countries. The paper further suggests that a more complete perspective on schooling outcomes is offered by a set of schooling gap measures that build in the size and inequality of schooling deficits across children. Such measures reveal that both emigration to India and to other countries have favorable and statistically equivalent effects on schooling outcomes, and the effects though larger for girls are not confined to girls.