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Remittances matter: longitudinal evidence from Albania

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  • Laetitia Duval
  • Francois-Charles Wolff�

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Using the LSMS panel data collected by the World Bank in Albania from 2002 to 2004, this article focuses on the determinants and financial implications of remittances sent by family members and adult children living abroad. Our econometric analysis draws on random and fixed effects discrete choice models. We find that the proportion of households receiving remittances is large. These transfers are negatively correlated with both the donor's and the recipient's level of education. Finally, remittances have a positive impact on economic indicators like satisfaction with current situation, adequateness of food consumption and number of affordable expenditures.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Post-Communist Economies.

Volume (Year): 22 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 73-97

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Cited by:
  1. Frédéric DOCQUIER & Hillel RAPOPORT & Sara SALOMONE, 2011. "Remittances, Migrants’Education and Immigration Policy: Theory and Evidence from Bilateral Data," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2011012, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).
  2. Meyer, Wiebke & Mollers, Judith & Buchenrieder, Gertrud, 2012. "A behavioural approach to remittances analysis," 2012 Conference, August 18-24, 2012, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil 126428, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
  3. Laetitia Duval & François-Charles Wolff, 2013. "The consumption-enhancing effect of remittances: Evidence from Kosovo," wiiw Balkan Observatory Working Papers 107, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
  4. Meyer, Wiebke, 2012. "Motives for remitting from Germany to Kosovo," Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe, Leib­niz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe (IAMO), volume 69, number 69.

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