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Remittances and Household Expenditure Patterns in Tajikistan: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis

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The object of this article is to assess the impact of remittances on household expenditure patterns in Tajikistan. More specifically, the paper applies propensity score matching methods to the 2003 Tajikistan Living Standards Measurement Survey. The results do not provide evidence of a productive use of remittances since neither internal nor external remittances have a positive effect on investment expenditures. Migration and remittances are therefore interpreted as short-term coping strategies that help dependent households achieve a basic level of consumption.

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Article provided by Asian Development Bank in its journal Asian Development Review.

Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 58-87

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Handle: RePEc:ris:adbadr:2731

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  1. Bouoiyour, Jamal, 2013. "Transferts de fonds, éducation et travail des enfants au Maroc: Une analyse par score de propension
    [Remittances, Education and Child labor in Morocco: A propensity score matching approach]
    ," MPRA Paper 46063, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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