Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125430
Authors: 
Naufal, George
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 207
Abstract: 
The growth in the number and in the size of remittances and the stability of these monetary transfers have made them a prime target for policymakers. Because remittance flows go directly to households in emigrants’ home countries, one has to wonder about their effects on household decision-making, particularly in relation to the number of children to have. While this is household specific, when considered at the community and country level, there are significant policy implications for remittance-receiving economies. Therefore, it is crucial to more fully understand the relationship between remittance inflows and fertility rates.
Subjects: 
migration
remittances
fertility
developing economies
economic development
JEL: 
F22
F24
J13
O15
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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