Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

CASE STUDY: From shock absorber to shock transmitter: Determinants of remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa

Contents:

Author Info

  • Raju Jan Singh

    ()
    (World Bank, Washington, DC, USA.)

Abstract

Workers’ remittances to developing countries have substantially increased over the past decade, both globally and in sub-Saharan Africa. They have been argued to be shock absorbers, increasing when home economies face economic difficulties and have been shown to alleviate poverty. During economic downturns, however, migrant workers are often the most vulnerable. As migrants lose their incomes or even their jobs, the global scope of the current crisis may turn remittances into a shock transmitter. Faced by this perspective, what can home countries do to shelter themselves? This paper investigates the determinants of remittances in sub-Saharan Africa and suggests some possible policy responses.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.metapress.com/content/524830wj58kl2305/fulltext.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by Transnational Press London, UK in its journal Migration Letters.

Volume (Year): 7 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 (October)
Pages: 231-240

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:7:y:2010:i:2:p:231-240

Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.tplondon.com/

Order Information:
Web: http://www.tplondon.com/journal/index.php/ml/information/librarians/

Related research

Keywords: remittances; migration; global crisis; Africa;

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Ibrahim Sirkeci & Jeffrey H. Cohen & Dilip Ratha, 2012. "Migration and Remittances during the Global Financial Crisis and Beyond," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13092, July.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:mig:journl:v:7:y:2010:i:2:p:231-240. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (I. Sirkeci).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.