Remittances and Household Expenditure Patterns in Tajikistan: A Propensity Score Matching Analysis
AbstractThe 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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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Asian Development Bank in its journal Asian Development Review.
Volume (Year): 28 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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- Matthieu CLEMENT (GREThA, CNRS, UMR 5113), 2011. "Remittances and household expenditure patterns in Tajikistan: A propensity score matching analysis," Cahiers du GREThA 2011-09, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée.
- O12 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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