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Title:Identifying the motives of migrant philanthropy PDF Logo
Authors:Lücke, Matthias
Omar Mahmoud, Toman
Peuker, Christian
Issue Date:2012
Series/Report no.:Kiel Working Paper 1790
Abstract:Donations by migrants to community projects in their home countries ('collective remittances') help to provide local public goods and may promote economic development. We draw on the literatures on migrant remittances and on philanthropy in general to identify possible motives for collective remittances. We test the empirical relevance of these motives using micro-level data from Eastern Europe. Our results suggest a mix of motives including altruism, exchange, and concern about future membership rights in the community of origin. We also find that communities with a high degree of ethnic fragmentation and a wide dispersion of migrants across destination countries are less likely to receive collective remittances.
Subjects:international migration
development
diaspora
collective remittances
philanthropy
JEL:F22
F24
H41
O12
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Kieler Arbeitspapiere, IfW
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