Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90065
Authors: 
Margolis, David N.
Miotti, Luis
Mouhoud, El Mouhoub
Oudinet, Joël
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7747
Abstract: 
This article analyses the distributional impact of remittances across two regions of Algerian emigration (Nedroma and Idjeur) using an original survey we conducted of 1,200 households in 2011. Remittances and especially the role played by foreign pensions decrease the Gini index by nearly 4 % for the two Algerian regions, with the effect in Idjeur being twice as large as Nedroma. At the same time, they help reduce poverty by nearly 13 percentage points. Remittances have a strong positive impact on very poor families in Idjeur but much less in Nedroma, where poor families suffer from a “double loss” due to the absence of their migrants and the fact that the latter do not send money home.
Subjects: 
remittances
migration
poverty
inequality
Algeria
JEL: 
F24
O15
O55
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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