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Do Foreign Remittances Matter to Poverty and Inequality? Evidence from Vietnam

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  • Cuong Nguyen Viet

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    (Wageningen University)

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Empirical findings on the impacts of international remittances on poverty and inequality have not been consistent. This paper uses fixed-effect regression to estimate the impacts of foreign remittances on income and consumption of remittances-receiving households, and subsequently investigate the impacts of foreign remittances on poverty and inequality in Vietnam. It is found that receiving foreign remittances has increased household income and consumption remarkably, but decreased poverty slightly for the remittance recipients. In addition, foreign remittances have increased inequality, albeit at a small magnitude.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 15 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 1-11

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07o10036

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  1. Nguyen, Cuong Viet & Vu, Linh Hoang, 2014. "Should Parents Work Away from or Close to Home? The Effect of Temporary Parental Absence on Child Poverty and Children’s Time Use in Vietnam," MPRA Paper 52877, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Nguyen, Cuong & Nguyen, Hoa, 2013. "Do Internal and International Remittances Matter to Health, Education and Labor of Children? The Case of Vietnam," MPRA Paper 48672, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Muhammad Shahbaz & Ijaz Rehman & Nurul Mahdzan, 2014. "Linkages between income inequality, international remittances and economic growth in Pakistan," Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology, Springer, vol. 48(3), pages 1511-1535, May.
  4. Nguyen, Cuong & van den Berg, Marrit & Lensink, Robert, 2009. "The Impact of International Remittances on Income, Work Efforts, Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Vietnam," MPRA Paper 50313, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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