Transferts de fonds des migrants, pauvreté et inégalités au Mali. Analyse à partir de trois scénarios contrefactuels
AbstractUsing a 2006 household survey in Mali, we compare current poverty rates and inequality levels with counterfactual ones in the absence of migration and remittances. With proper hypotheses on migrants and a selection model, we are able to impute a counterfactual income for households currently receiving remittances. We show that remittances reduce poverty rates by 5% to 11% and the Gini coefficient by about 5%. Households in the bottom quintiles are more dependent on remittances, which are less substitutable by additional workforce. Classification JEL : F24, O15, O55
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Volume (Year): 61 (2010)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
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- F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
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- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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