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  • 771. Publications & Writing

    Remittance Receipt and Business Ownership in the Dominican Republic

    This study uses several small, non-representative household surveys from the Dominican Republic (1999-2001) to examine the impact of international remittances on family business ownership. Since the receipt of remittances and business ownership may be jointly determined, the auth…

    Contributors Amuedo-Dorantes, Catalina, Pozo, Susan Read online Download PDF

  • 772. Publications & Writing

    Remittance Trends 2007

    This document analyses recent trends in global remittance flows. Recorded remittances to developing countries are estimated to reach $240 billion in 2007. The true size of remittances including unrecorded flows is even larger. A near stagnation in remittance flows to Mexico and a…

    Contributors Ratha, Dilip, Mohapatra, Sanket, Vijayalakshmi, KM, Xu, Zhimei Publisher World Bank, 2007 Read online Download PDF

  • 773. Publications & Writing

    Remittances: Transaction Costs, Determinants and Informal Flows

    Using insights from the literature on shadow economies, and historical data on migration, remittances, and transaction costs, this paper empirically estimates the size of informal remittances for more than 100 developing countries. Results suggest that informal remittances amount…

    Contributors Freund, Caroline, Spatafora, Nikola Publisher World Bank, 2005 Read online Download PDF

  • 774. Publications & Writing

    Remittances, Consumption and Investment in Ghana

    This paper uses a nationally-representative household survey from Ghana (2005-06) to analyze how the receipt of internal remittances (from Ghana) and international remittances (from other countries) affects the marginal spending behavior of households on various consumption and i…

    Contributors Adams, Jr., Richard H, Cuecuecha, Alfredo, Page, John Publisher World Bank, 2008 Read online Download PDF

  • 775. 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

  • 776. 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

  • 777. 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

  • 778. 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

  • 779. 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

  • 780. 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 L…

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