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Title:Expenditure Patterns of Migrant Households: Evidence from Moldova PDF Logo
Authors:Poppe, Robert
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Hannover 2010 51
Abstract:This paper examines the effect of temporary and permanent migration on household expenditures and on asset/durables ownership. Using household survey data from Moldova, this paper relies on the matching approach for identification. It is shown that temporary migrant and permanent migrant households have additional expenditures for food compared to non-migrant households. Concerning the ownership of goods or assets compared to the regional crisis in 1998, temporary and permanent migrant households are more likely to own more goods or assets than non-migrant households. Migration has stronger effects on ownership in rural areas. Overall, the findings indicate that temporary migration has a stronger effect on household expenditures than permanent migration.
Subjects:Expenditures
Remittances
Migration
Propensity Score Matching
Document Type:Conference Paper
Appears in Collections:Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, 2010 (Hannover)

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