Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27298
Authors: 
Holst, Elke
Schäfer, Andrea
Schrooten, Mechthild
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 774
Abstract: 
The determinants of migrants' remittances are the subject of this study based on German SOEP data (2001-2006). In contrast to previous studies we analyze the motives for remittances not only for foreigners but also for the broader group of individuals with a personal migration background. Major findings are: First, concerns about xenophobia lead to higher remittances. Second, income and gender has no impact on the probability to remit. Third, the acquisition of German citizenship is positively related to the amount remitted. All in all, remittances seem to be part of a personal financial allocation scheme for risk reduction.
Subjects: 
Remittances
immigrant workers
household behavior
JEL: 
F22
J61
D10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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