Remittances and return migration

Collier, William J. and Piracha, Matloob and Randazzo, Teresa (2017) Remittances and return migration. Review of Development Economics, . ISSN 1363-6669. E-ISSN 1467-9361. (doi: (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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 and reasons for migration as well as the duration and form of migration. More importantly, we also consider if the remittance behaviour is dependent on the type of return: ‘decided’ or ‘compelled’. We show that the two groups have different incentives to remit which can help explain the link between type of migrants and their remittance behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 11:11 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 11:05 UTC
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