Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90725
Authors: 
Beyene, Berhe Mekonnen
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Memorandum, Department of Economics, University of Oslo 14/2012
Abstract: 
The paper studies the link between international remittances and interhousehold transfers. Using a simple insurance model, it is shown that households transfer a large fraction of the remittance they receive from relatives abroad to other households. The effect of remittances on interhousehold transfers is empirically investigated using an urban household survey from Ethiopia. Consistent with the prediction of the model, remittance has a strong positive effect on the amount of transfer given, controlling for total household income and other covariates.
Subjects: 
international remittances
interhousehold transfers
mutual insurance
Ethiopia
JEL: 
D19
F24
I30
R20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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