The impacts of international migrants’ remittances on household consumption volatility in developing countries

Mondal, Ripon Kumar and Khanam, Rasheda (2016) The impacts of international migrants’ remittances on household consumption volatility in developing countries. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland . [Report]

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Abstract

This study measures the impacts of remittances on reducing volatility of household consumption using a panel dataset of 84 developing countries during the period from 1978 to 2012. This study shows that the volatility of household consumption can significantly be reduced by international migrants’ remittances. The robustness checks reinforce the stabilising impact of migrants’ remittances on consumption volatility in developing countries. Since the overall consumption is an integral part of household welfare, the findings of this study highlight that international migrants’ remittances may indeed contribute significantly to households’ welfare through reducing the volatility of consumption in remittance receiving developing countries.


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Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2016 05:52
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 23:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: remittances, consumption volatility, developing countries, system GMM, communist countries
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140202 Economic Development and Growth
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/29615

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