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

Vadean, Florin, Randazzo, Teresa, Piracha, Matloob (2019) Remittances, Labour Supply and Activity of Household Members Left-Behind. Journal of Development Studies, 55 (2). pp. 278-293. ISSN 0022-0388. E-ISSN 1743-9140. (doi:10.1080/00220388.2017.1404031) (KAR id:64218)


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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1404031
Uncontrolled keywords: remittances, labour supply, labour market activity, job-specific hours worked, Tajikistan, endogeneity JEL Classification: F22, J24
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Economics
Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Florin-Petru Vadean
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2017 11:15 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 02:40 UTC
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