How Do International Remittances Affect Poverty In Developing Countries? A Quantile Regression Analysis
AbstractThis study investigates the effect of a surging increase in international remittances on poverty in developing countries. For this purpose, we analyzed panel data for 66 developing countries from1981 to 2005 using a quantile regression analysis. Our results suggested that international remittances have an uneven effect across poverty quantiles for developing countries. We found that the poverty alleviating effect of remittances was more pronounced in the worst off group or those in the highest quantile (90thquantile) of poverty.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.
Volume (Year): 36 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Remittances; Poverty Education; Developing Countries; Quantile Regression;
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