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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. Lina cardona Sosa & Carlos Medina, . "Migration as a Safety Net and Effects of Remittances on Household Consumption: The Case of Colombia," Borradores de Economia 414, Banco de la Republica de Colombia.
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  1. Christian Mumssen & Yasemin Bal-Gunduz & Christian Ebeke & Linda Kaltani, 2013. "IMF-Supported Programs in Low Income Countries: Economic Impact over the Short and Longer Term," IMF Working Papers 13/273, International Monetary Fund.
  2. Junaid Ahmed & Mazhar Mughal, 2014. "How do consumption patterns of foreign and domestic remittance recipients and non recipients compare? Evidence from Pakistan," Courant Research Centre: Poverty, Equity and Growth - Discussion Papers 160, Courant Research Centre PEG.
  3. Michael Clemens and Timothy N. Ogden, 2014. "Migration as a Strategy for Household Finance: A Research Agenda on Remittances, Payments, and Development- Working Paper 354," Working Papers 354, Center for Global Development.
  4. 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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