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dc.contributor.authorAmuedo-Dorantes, Catalinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPozo, Susanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:07:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:07:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62565-
dc.description.abstractUsing a recent Spanish database, we show that remittances respond to cross country differences in portfolio values. This behavior suggests that immigrants are sophisticated economic optimizers who take advantage of opportunities to invest trans-nationally given the networks that immigrants are likely to have developed both in their host and home communities. The responsiveness to portfolio variables persists whether immigrants are highly or less highly educated. However, there are differences in the individual portfolio variables to which immigrants from various regions of the world respond to, as we would expect given migrants' diverse backgrounds and motives for emigrating. Additionally, remitting patterns change over time with the length of the migration spell, suggesting that remittances sent for portfolio motives become more likely as the immediate needs of family left back home are addressed and immigrants settle down in their host communities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6622en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.jelF22en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordremittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordportfolio motivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpainen_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwHaushaltseinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwPortfolio-Managementen_US
dc.subject.stwMigrantenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwSpanienen_US
dc.titleRemittances and portfolio values: An inquiry using Spanish immigrants from Africa, Europe and the Americasen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn717958280en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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