Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/100104
Authors: 
Ahmed, Junaid
Mughal, Mazhar
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 160
Abstract: 
This study analyzes the differential consumption patterns of foreign and domestic remittances to migrant households in Pakistan using Working-Leser framework and propensity score matching. Findings point to differing consumption behaviour across foreign and domestic recipients. Foreign remittances are considered as fungible and spent in the same way as other sources of income. In contrast, domestic remittances are considered a less permanent source of income and are spent more on improving the households' human capital.
Subjects: 
expenditure
consumption patterns
foreign remittances
domestic remittances
Pakistan
JEL: 
O12
O15
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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