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dc.contributor.authorHolst, Elkeen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchäfer, Andreaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchrooten, Mechthilden_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-22T09:29:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-22T09:29:12Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36750-
dc.description.abstractRemittances from Germany are substantial. Cross-border transfers to family and friendship networks outside Germany are not only made by foreigners. Many naturalized migrants send money home as well. Here, we focus on international networks and gender-specific determinants of remittances from the senders' perspective, based on data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP) for the years 2001-2006. Our findings show, above all, that foreign women remit less money than foreign men. Using information on the social network in the home country we find, first, that the social network abroad explains part of gender differences in remittance behavior. Second, employing gender interaction terms for the social network effects suggests that remittance behavior is affected by traditional gender roles. Third, the migrant's social integration in the destination country matters. Remittance decisions of naturalized migrants do not show the aforementioned gender effect.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x1005en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.jelJ16en_US
dc.subject.jelD13en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRemittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordgenderen_US
dc.subject.keywordforeignersen_US
dc.subject.keywordnaturalized migrantsen_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwFrauenerwerbstätigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwAusländische Arbeitskräfteen_US
dc.subject.stwGeschlechten_US
dc.subject.stwSoziales Netzwerken_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleGender, transnational networks and remittances: Evidence from Germanyen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn627231306en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp1005en_US

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