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dc.contributor.authorAmbrosius, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-30en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-09T12:46:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-09T12:46:39Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57831-
dc.description.abstractThe assumption that remittances are a substitute for credit has been an implicit or explicit theoretical foundation of many empirical studies on remittances. This paper directly tests this assumption by comparing the response to health-related shocks among national and transnational households using panel data from Mexico for 2002 and 2005. While the occurrence of serious health shocks that required hospital treatment doubled the average debt burden of exposed households compared to the control group, households with nuclear family members (a parent, child, or spouse) in the US did not increase their debts due to health shocks. This finding is consistent with the view that remittances respond to households' demand for financing emergencies and make them less reliant on debt-financing.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aFreie Univ., Fachbereich Wirtschaftswiss. |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aSchool of Business & Economics, Discussion Paper: Economics |x2012/9en_US
dc.subject.jelF24en_US
dc.subject.jelD14en_US
dc.subject.jelI15en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwRücküberweisung (Migranten)en_US
dc.subject.stwPrivater Haushalten_US
dc.subject.stwKrankheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchocken_US
dc.subject.stwFinanzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwKrediten_US
dc.subject.stwPrivate Verschuldungen_US
dc.subject.stwMexikoen_US
dc.titleAre remittances a substitute for credit? Carrying the financial burden of health shocks in national and transnational householdsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn714995916en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fubsbe:20129-

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