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An Investigation Of Household Remittance Behaviour: Evidence From The United Kingdom

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  • KEN CLARK
  • STEPHEN DRINKWATER

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Overseas remittances are a vital source of income for many developing economies. In this paper we empirically model the remittance behaviour of a diverse set of ethnic minority households in England and Wales using survey data. Our results indicate that the probability of remitting is higher for richer households and for those containing more immigrants. Measures of social distance also appear to influence the sending of remittances. Significant ethnic differences in the incidence of remitting and the timing of payments remain after controlling for these and other factors. Copyright � 2007 The Authors; Journal compilation � 2007 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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Article provided by University of Manchester in its journal Manchester School.

Volume (Year): 75 (2007)
Issue (Month): 6 (December)
Pages: 717-741

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:75:y:2007:i:6:p:717-741

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  1. Bettin, Giulia & Lucchetti, Riccardo & Zazzaro, Alberto, 2012. "Endogeneity and sample selection in a model for remittances," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 99(2), pages 370-384.
  2. Giulia Bettin & Riccardo Lucchetti, 2012. "Intertemporal Remittance Behaviour by Immigrants in Germany," SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 505, DIW Berlin, The German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP).
  3. Hulya Ulku, 2010. "Remitting Behaviour of Turkish Migrants: Evidence from Household Data in Germany," Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series, BWPI, The University of Manchester 11510, BWPI, The University of Manchester.
  4. Naiditch, Claire & Vranceanu, Radu, 2011. "Remittances as a social status signaling device," Research in Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 65(4), pages 305-318, December.
  5. Giulia Bettin & Riccardo Lucchetti, 2012. "Interval regression models with endogenous explanatory variables," Empirical Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 43(2), pages 475-498, October.
  6. Giulia Bettin & Riccardo Lucchetti & Alberto Zazzaro, 2009. "Income, consumption and remittances: evidence from immigrants to Australia," Mo.Fi.R. Working Papers, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences 34, Money and Finance Research group (Mo.Fi.R.) - Univ. Politecnica Marche - Dept. Economic and Social Sciences.
  7. Collier, William & Piracha, Matloob & Randazzo, Teresa, 2011. "Remittances and Return Migration," IZA Discussion Papers 6091, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  8. Hulya Ulku, 2012. "Remitting Behaviour of Turkish Migrants: Evidence from Household Data in Germany," Urban Studies, Urban Studies Journal Limited, Urban Studies Journal Limited, vol. 49(14), pages 3139-3158, November.
  9. Rupayan Gupta & S. Aaron Hegde, 2009. "An Exploratory Study of Financial Remittances Among Non-Resident Indians in the United States," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, Springer, vol. 30(2), pages 184-192, June.

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