Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34383
Authors: 
Naufal, George S.
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 3081
Abstract: 
In this paper I use a unique data set from Nicaragua to asses the behavior of persons who send money back home. I estimate a heteroskedastic Tobit with a known form of variance to estimate the correlation of the remitting decisions of migrants. Working, residing in a developed country and belonging to the nuclear family positively affect remittances. The labor status and the level of education of the head of the household both affect remittances. The decision to participate in the remitting process appears to be positively related across migrants within the same receiving household.
Subjects: 
Migration
remittances
censored regression
decision making
Central America
Nicaragua
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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