Migrant remittances and household welfare in times of macro-volatility
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Migrant remittances and household welfare in times of macro-volatility the case of Ghana by Peter Quartey

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Published by Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research, University of Ghana, Legon in Legon, Ghana .
Written in English

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StatementPeter Quartey.
SeriesTechnical publication -- no. 69
The Physical Object
Pagination57 p. :
Number of Pages57
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16724673M
ISBN 109964750579
LC Control Number2007542048

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migrant remittances and household welfare in Ghana in times of economic shocks has received little empirical investigation (using household price shocks). Although earlier work by Quartey and Blankson () investigated whether international remittances minimize the impact of macro-volatility on households, macro-data (CPI) that do not. migrant remittances on households in periods of macro-volatility or shock presents a challenge to this study, as there are no exis ting results against which a comparison could be made. equally benefit as migrant workers’ remittances enhance households’ income level, improve. household living conditions, and enhance their consumption level as well as poverty reduction (Abdelhadil and Bashayreh, , p.3). In the literature of migration, there are direct and indirect effects of remittances on a country’s economy. This research analysed the effects of migrant remittances on the welfare of farm households in N igeria. Welfare was measurable in terms of the households’ real per capita : Egbe Etowa.

21 inflationary effects in the mean value of remittances for the two periods will still show considerable growth in migrant remittances between the two periods. The mean value of remittances in real terms amounted to ¢, in and ¢ in , an increase of % over the two periods. employment), (2) remittances and welfare, and (3) remittances and income distribution and economic development as a whole; these links are supported by evidence from around the world (World Bank, ). However, not much is known about the recent effect of remittances on household welfare in a high remittance-receiving country like Nigeria. The Determinants of Migrant Remittances. counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the Author: Jørgen Carling. Remittances and Household Welfare: A Case Study of Bangladesh Selim Raihan, Bazlul H. Khondker, Guntur Sugiyarto, and Shikha Jha The ADB Economics Working Paper Series is a forum for stimulating discussion and in as sent by million migrant workers abroad. Half of the top 10 recipients of remittances in the world are in Asia Cited by:

remittances, amountin tgo US$4 billio (witn h a n annua growtl rath oef %). Migrant worker remittances hav e been a useful source of income to many Ghanaians, particularly in times of economic shocks Th. e importanc oef migrant remittance tso the economy is evidenced by the proliferation of money transfe institutionr s in Ghana (both.   Migrants and others sent some $ billion in global remittances in , according to the World Bank, helping to reduce poverty in developing countries, boosting household spending on education. Downloadable! This paper examines the impact of remittances on child labor and education in recipient Moroccan households. Based on propensity-score matching methods, we find a positive effect of remittances on the investment in education. Furthermore, living in migrant households who combine school with work is clearly lower compared to the number of children from households of the control . International Migrant Remittances and their Role in Development1. book almost all migrants’ remittances under “compensation. III. INTERNATIONAL MIGRANT REMITTANCES AND THEIR ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT portfolio investment flows, by more then eight times, and three times larger than official development assistance (ODA) (Chart III.1).File Size: KB.