Remittances, Labour Supply and Activity of Household Members Left-Behind

Vadean, Florin and Randazzo, Teresa and Piracha, Matloob (2017) Remittances, Labour Supply and Activity of Household Members Left-Behind. Journal of Development Studies, . ISSN 0022-0388. E-ISSN 1743-9140. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/00220388.2017.1404031) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper analyses the role of remittances on labour supply and activity of household members left behind, by explicitly distinguishing between different types of self employment. Contrary to the existing evidence, we find no ‘dependency’ effect of remittances. Our results show that remittances received by households in Tajikistan decrease the probability of wage employment and increase that of small-scale self employment activities of men staying behind, without affecting the number of job specific hours worked. Any positive effect on economic development would be, however, limited, as self-employment is in rather small-scale activities that do not generate a regular income stream.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: remittances, labour supply, labour market activity, job-specific hours worked, Tajikistan, endogeneity JEL Classification: F22, J24
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Florin Vadean
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 11:15 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2017 11:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/64218 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vadean, Florin: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7882-3400
Randazzo, Teresa: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7524-9191
Piracha, Matloob: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-349X
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