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dc.contributor.authorAmbrosius, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-09T12:46:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-09T12:46:31Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57828-
dc.description.abstractIn policy discussions, it has frequently been claimed that migrants' remittances could function as a catalyst for financial access among receiving households. This paper provides empirical evidence on this hypothesis from Mexico, a major receiver of remittances worldwide. Using the Mexican Family Life Survey panel (MxFLS) for 2002 and 2005, the results from the fixed effects logit model show that receiving remittances is strongly correlated with the ownership of savings accounts and, to some degree, with the availability of borrowing options. These effects are more important for rural households than for urban households and are more important for microfinance institutions, than for traditional banks.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSchool of Business & Economics, Discussion Paper: Economics |x2012/8en_US
dc.subject.jelG21en_US
dc.subject.jelO16en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordRemittancesen_US
dc.subject.keywordMexicoen_US
dc.subject.keywordFinancial Accessen_US
dc.subject.keywordMicrofinanceen_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwMikrofinanzen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleAre remittances a "catalyst" for financial access? Evidence from Mexican household dataen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn714995819en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fubsbe:20128-

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