Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/96705
Authors: 
Randazzo, Teresa
Piracha, Matloob
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 8106
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the impact of remittances on household expenditure behaviour in Senegal. We use propensity score matching and OLS methods to assess the average impact of remittances on several household budget shares. Our results show a productive use of international remittances in Senegal. However, the impact of remittances disappears when the marginal spending behaviour is considered, i.e., households do not show a different consumption pattern with respect to their remittance status. Therefore, in the decision on how to allocate expenditure, remittances are treated just as any other source of income.
Subjects: 
remittances
household expenditure
Senegal
JEL: 
F24
O12
O15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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