The determinants of remittances: Evidence from Moldova

Piracha, Matloob and Saraogi, Amrita (2012) The determinants of remittances: Evidence from Moldova. Oxford Development Studies, 40 (4). pp. 467-491. ISSN 1360-0818. E-ISSN 1469-9966. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/13600818.2012.729573) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article explores the factors that account for the receipt of remittances by households in Moldova that have members who have migrated abroad, mostly temporarily. We approach our research question from the perspective of the recipient household and use it to interpret the econometric findings on the determinants of remittances. Our results show that a combination of household and migrant characteristics and some community-level variables are the key elements in explaining remittance behaviour. Drawing on these estimates, we argue that the results point towards altruism and investment as the two possible motives behind remittance flows to Moldova, which significantly affect the country's development prospects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2016 17:30 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2016 09:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54796 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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