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Remittances and Return Migration

Collier, William J. and Piracha, Matloob E and Randozza, Teresa (2011) Remittances and Return Migration. Discussion paper. Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit Institute for the Study of Labor (KAR id:36105)


This paper utilises survey data of return migrants to analyse the determinants of remittances sent while the migrants were abroad. We approach our research question from the perspective of three sending countries in the Maghreb, namely Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. We investigate the remittance behaviour using the migrants’ conditions before migration as well as during the migration experience. Using a two-part model, we show that the decision to remit and the amount remitted depend on a combination of different migrant characteristics as well as the duration and form of migration. We also consider if the remittance behaviour is dependent on the type of return: decided or compelled. We show that those who decided to return have a higher probability to remit for investment purposes and remit more as the time spent abroad increases.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Discussion paper)
Additional information: IZA DP No. 6091
Uncontrolled keywords: remittances, return migration, Maghreb countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: William Collier
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2013 20:12 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:13 UTC
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Piracha, Matloob E.

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