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dc.contributor.authorSchüler, Danaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:08:35Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:08:35Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19889-
dc.description.abstractThis 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, Tranen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Göttingen 2007 |x29en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRemittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordTransfersen_US
dc.subject.keywordIncentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordThree-Stage Least Squaresen_US
dc.titleIncentive Effects of Transfers within the Extended Family: The Case of Indonesiaen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560908946en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec07:7347-

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