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|dc.description.abstract||This study sheds light on the efficiency of informal mutual insurance systems. Evidenceon the behavioral effects of remittances and inter-family transfers is still rare.This paper intends to analyse the incentive effects of inter-family transfers in Indonesiawith improved econometric techniques. First differences and three-stage leastsquares are used to analyse incentive effects on working hours. The endogeneity oftransfers received and of the number of migrants sent away are explicitly taken intoaccount. Furthermore, different sectors of employment are distinguished in the analysis.The empirical analysis indicates that inter-family transfers have an adverseinfluence on work effort in the informal and non-agricultural sector of the economy.Precisely, household members of working age reduce normal hours worked. No evidenceis found that child work is reduced. However, the negative incentive effect ispartly compensated by migrants, who are recipients rather than providers of transfersin the short run.Keywords: Remittances, Tran||en_US|
|dc.relation.ispartofseries|||aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 |x29||en_US|
|dc.subject.keyword||Three-Stage Least Squares||en_US|
|dc.title||Incentive Effects of Transfers within the Extended Family: The Case of Indonesia||en_US|
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