Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92258
Authors: 
Göbel, Kristin
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Migration [ISSN:] 2193-9039 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-19
Abstract: 
This study estimates the impact of migrants' remittances on households' spending decisions in Ecuador. Applying both parametric and semiparametric techniques, we find strong evidence that remittances enhance expenditures on education, health, and housing, but decrease expenditures on food. This supports the hypotheses that these inflows result in a stronger human capital accumulation and therefore improve the long-run production possibilities. We do not find strong differences in the impact on expenditure patterns of male and female household heads. The sex of the remitter and the receiver affects the expenditure behavior only slightly.
Subjects: 
naturalisation
Latvia
non-citizens
migrants
JEL: 
C14
C34
D12
F24
J16
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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