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dc.contributor.authorPiracha, Matlooben_US
dc.contributor.authorSaraogi, Amritaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-21T16:52:54Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-21T16:52:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50587-
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the factors that account for the receipt of remittances across households in Moldova who have migrant family members abroad. Unlike most of the existing literature, we approach our research question from the perspective of the recipient household and use it to interpret the determinants/motivations of remittances. Our results show that a combination of household and migrant characteristics and some community level variables are the key elements in explaining the remittance behaviour in Moldova. Drawing from these estimates, we conclude that altruism and investment (proxied by the level of economic development at the regional level) are the two main motives behind remittance flows to Moldova.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv. of Kent, School of Economics Canterburyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSchool of Economics discussion papers 11,01en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordremittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordMoldovaen_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwMotivationen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwMoldawienen_US
dc.titleMotivations for remittances: Evidence from Moldovaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654776334en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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