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dc.contributor.authorAmbrosius, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-07-15T14:20:47Z-
dc.date.available2011-07-15T14:20:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/48296-
dc.description.abstractIn policy discussions, it has frequently been claimed that migrants' remittances could function as a 'catalyst' for financial access among receiving households. This paper provides empirical evidence on this hypothesis from Mexico, a main receiver of remittances worldwide. Using the Mexican Family Life Survey panel (MxFLS) for 2002 and 2005, the results from the treatment-effect-model at household level show that a change in remittance status has an important impact on ownership of savings accounts and the availability of borrowing options. This effect is significant for rural, but not for urban households and important for microfinance institutions, but not for traditional banks.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft Kiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Berlin 2011 5en_US
dc.subject.jelG21en_US
dc.subject.jelO16en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRemittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.keywordFinancial Accessen_US
dc.subject.keywordMicrofinanceen_US
dc.titleAre Remittances a 'Catalyst' for Financial Access? Evidence from Mexicoen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn665566271-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec11:5-
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