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  • 731. Publications & Writing

    Remittances, Financial Development and Growth

    Using a cross-country of data series covering about 73 developing countries between 1975 and 2002, the authors investigate the interaction between remittances and financial development and its impact on growth. The analysis emphasizes how a country's capacity to use remittances m…

    Contributors Giuliano, Paola, Ruiz-Arranz, Marta Publisher International Monetary Fund, 2005 Read online Download PDF

  • 732. Publications & Writing

    Remittances, Inequality and Poverty: Evidence from Rural Mexico

    This study uses a small rural household survey in Mexico (2003) to examine the impact of internal and international migration and remittances on inequality and poverty in rural Mexico. Decomposing income by source, the authors find that internal remittances (from Mexico) and inte…

    Author Taylor, J. Edward Publisher Department Of Foreign Affairs & International Trade, Canada, 2005 Read online Download PDF

  • 733. Publications & Writing

    Remittances, Migration and Social Development: A Conceptual Review of the Literature

    This paper reviews the empirical literature on the relationship between remittances and various dimensions of social development in the developing world within a broader conceptual framework of migration and development theory. Migration and remittances are generally part of risk…

    Author de Haas, Hein Publisher United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 2007 Read online Download PDF

  • 734. Publications & Writing

    Remittances. Overview of the Existing Literature

    This report summarizes the outlines the activities and achievements of the International Working Group (IWG) on Improving Data on Remittances, starting with the analysis of data weaknesses, the work program of the IWG, the improvement of concepts and definitions, and the creation…

    Author Salomone, Sara Publisher European University Institute, RSCAS, 2006 Read online Download PDF

  • 735. Publications & Writing

    Remittances: The New Development Mantra?

    This paper examines the causes and implications of remittance flows. It first highlights the severe limitations in remittance data, in sharp contrast to other sources of external finance. It then examines the key trends in remittance flows, and their importance relative to other…

    Author Kapur, Devesh Publisher United Nations, 2003 Read online Download PDF

  • 736. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and Development in Latin America

    This paper uses nationally-representative household surveys from 10 Latin American countries to examine the effect of international remittances on poverty and inequality.  The authors find that simple OLS regressions show that remittances have no statistical effect on poverty in…

    Contributors Acosta, Pablo, Fajnzylber, Pablo, Lopez, Humberto Read online Download PDF

  • 737. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and Inequality: A Question of Migration Scale and Geographic Scale

    This study uses a small, non-representative household survey (1988) of 692 households in Mexico to examine the effects of international migration on income distribution.  Results suggest that income inequality decreases with international migration up to a point, after which ine…

    Author Jones, Richard Publisher John Wiley & Sons, 1998 Read online Download PDF

  • 738. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and Poverty in Ghana

    This paper uses a nationally-representative household survey from Ghana (1998/99 GLSS) to analyze the impact of internal and international remittances on poverty and inequality in Ghana. Since remittances may be endogenous to household income, the author estimates counterfactual…

    Author Adams, Jr., Richard H Publisher World Bank, 2006 Read online Download PDF

  • 739. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and Poverty in Migrants' Home Areas: Evidence from the Philippines

    This paper exploits a unique natural experiment that helps identify the causal impact of remittances on poverty in migrants’ origin households and in remittance-receiving areas.  The authors take advantage of exogenous shocks to the remittance receipts of Philippine households…

    Contributors Yang, Dean C, Martinez, Claudia Publisher World Bank, 2006 Read online Download PDF

  • 740. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and Savings from International Migration: Theory and Evidence Using a Matched Sample

    This paper uses a small, non-representative matched survey of Nigerian migrants in the US and their origin families in Nigeria (1997) to examine savings in the country of origin. Since the study has information on both migrant- and origin-household characteristics, it is able to…

    Author Osili, Una Read online Download PDF