Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/63260
Authors: 
Fuente, Alejandro de la
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
Research Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2008/17
Abstract: 
International remittances have been portrayed as the human face of globalization given their potential to alleviate poverty by directly increasing household income. Using a panel of rural households in Mexico from October 1998 to November 2000 this study assesses whether this is in fact the case. However, rather than examining whether transfers income would reduce future consumption poverty we asked if transfers are likely to reach people whose conditions are prone to worsen in the future. We used vulnerability to consumption poverty to quantify the extent to which risks and the more permanent disadvantages embedded in most rural livelihoods, can translate into future declines in well-being. We found, contrary to our expectations, a negative and statistically significant relationship between the remittance of transfers, including foreign remittances, and the threat to future poverty that rural households could experience. – globalization ; risk ; vulnerability ; poverty ; private transfers ; Mexico
JEL: 
D81
O15
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
280.74 kB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.