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  • 791. 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

  • 792. 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

  • 793. 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 inequ…

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

  • 794. 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

  • 795. 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

  • 796. 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

  • 797. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and Their Economic Impact in Post-War Somaliland

    This paper provides a descriptive overview of the role of remittances, provided by a large diaspora of migrant workers and refugees, in post-war Somaliland. Based on field-work conducted in Somalia, the paper discusses trends in the size, source, means of transfer, distribution a…

    Author Ahmed, Ismail I Publisher Wiley-Blackwell, 2000 Read online Download PDF

  • 798. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and the Brain Drain: Do More Skilled Migrants Remit More?

    The publisher, Oxford Journals, did not grant permission to reproduce this article for public access. To buy the article please visit This paper examines how the skill level of migrants (skilled or unskilled) affects the…

    Author Faini, Riccardo

  • 799. Publications & Writing

    Remittances and the Real Exchange Rate

    This study uses cross-national data from 8 Latin American countries over the period 1990-2003 to examine the impact of international remittances on real exchange rate appreciation. Using an instrumental variables approach to control for endogeneity and reverse causality, the auth…

    Contributors Lopez, Humberto, Molina, Luis, Bussolo, Maurizio Publisher World Bank, 2007 Read online Download PDF

  • 800. Publications & Writing

    Remittances from International Migration: A Comparison of El Salvador and Nicaragua

    This paper uses household data from El Salvador and Nicaragua to examine the determinants of remittances from international migration. Nearly twice as many households in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, receive remittances from relatives abroad than do households in Mana…

    Author Funkhouser, Edward Publisher MIT Press, 1995 Read online Download PDF