Remittances and Household Expenditure Behaviour: Evidence From Senegal

Randazzo, Teresa and Piracha, Matloob (2018) Remittances and Household Expenditure Behaviour: Evidence From Senegal. Economic Modelling, . ISSN 0264-9993. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2018.10.007) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

We use different econometric techniques, from propensity score matching to multinomial treatment methods, to assess the impact of internal and external remittances on several household budget shares in Senegal. When only considering the average impact of remittances on the household expenditure behaviour, we find an overall productive use of remittances. However, the impact of remittances disappears when the marginal spending behaviour is considered, i.e., households do not show a different consumption pattern with respect to their remittance status. The marginal spending behaviour therefore suggests that, in the decision on how to allocate expenditure, remittances are treated just as any other source of income.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Remittances; Household expenditure behaviour; Propensity score matching; Multinomial treatment regression; Senegal
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Matloob Piracha
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 15:04 UTC
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 09:41 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69747 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Randazzo, Teresa: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7524-9191
Piracha, Matloob: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0885-349X
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