Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/123632
Authors: 
Ssozi, John
Asongu, Simplice A.
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
AGDI Working Paper WP/14/027
Abstract: 
This paper uses a production function to examine the channels through which remittances affect output per worker in 31 Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries from 1980-2010. We find that remittances directly increase output per worker if complemented with education. The indirect effects vary with the economic characteristics of the recipient nations: while remittances have increased human capital among the low-income nations, among the upper-middle-income nations, they have mostly increased total factor productivity, but are still inversely related to factor inputs among the lower-middle-income nations of SSA. Finally, remittances are more effective when institutional risk is reducing.
Subjects: 
remittances
output per worker
total factor productivity
Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL: 
F22
F24
F35
F43
F63
O15
O16
O43
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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