International Migration and the Role of Remittances in Eastern Europe

Piracha, Matloob E and Leon-Ledesma, Miguel A. (2004) International Migration and the Role of Remittances in Eastern Europe. International Migration, 42 (4). pp. 65-84. ISSN 0020-7985. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In this paper we analyse the effect of remittances on employment performance for Central and East European (CEE) economies. We show that the impact of remittances on unemployment depends on its effect on productivity growth and investment. In order to empirically analyse the impact of remittances we estimate a productivity equation using a set of 11 transition countries during the 1990 to 1999 period. Our results show support for the view that remittances have a positive impact on productivity and employment both directly and indirectly through its effect on investment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: C. Hudson
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:19
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 14:28
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/535 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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