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Intergenerational Transfers by Elderly Migrants

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  • Claudine Attias-Donfut

    (CNAV)

  • François-Charles Wolff

    (Université de Nantes, CNAV and INED)

  • Philippe Tessier

    (Université de Nantes)

Abstract

The 2003 survey "Passage à la retraite des immigrés" (The Retirement of Immigrants), reveals details about the private mutual financial support networks of migrants. These flows of money are analysed along multiple dimensions, in particular the composition of the mutual support network, the upward or downward movement of financial aid between generations, whether the aid remains in the country or is sent abroad, as well as whether it is given as a gift or a loan. Money transfers sent by the migrant to their country of origin for their personal use are also recognised. Transfers by migrants represent a significant proportion of total transfers and are mostly for personal use by the sender. Whether these transfers are sent to their country of origin or are carried out in the host country, the needs of the recipient are the main motivation for sending monetary gifts.

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Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

Volume (Year): 390 (2006)
Issue (Month): (July)
Pages: 3-23

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Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es390a

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Keywords: Altruism; Intergenerational Transfer; Migration;

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