Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126635
Authors: 
Jadotte, Evans
Ramos, Xavi
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9541
Abstract: 
We examine the labour supply effect of remittances in the Republic of Haiti, the prime international remittances recipient country in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region relative to its GDP. Unlike previous empirical literature we address three econometric issues that may bias the estimates. We account for endogeneity of the remittances with respect to labour supply, for the zero-inflated nature of our dependent variable, hours of work, and for the self-selection of the migrant sample. Our results are in line with previous literature, and point to a decline of labour supply in the presence of remittances. However, contrary to previous findings, the labour market response to remittances of female household heads is not as sensitive as male's.
Subjects: 
international migration
remittances
labour supply
Republic of Haiti
JEL: 
C39
F22
F24
J22
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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