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Por qué los migrantes envían remesas?: Repaso de las principales motivaciones microeconómicas

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  • Diego Alberto Sandoval Herrera

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  • María Fernanda Reyes Roa

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    El aumento de los flujos migratorios y la importancia de los flujos de remesas hacia países emergentes han motivado desde los años 70’s el estudio de los determinantes de las remesas. El primer paso para acercarse a este problema es entender las motivaciones microeconómicas de los agentes que deciden enviar dinero a sus familias en el país de origen. Este documento hace un repaso de literatura que se han desarrollado para describir los incentivos de los migrantes a enviar remesas. Se hace un análisis microeconómico desde 3 enfoques: el de decisión individual, el de arreglos familiares y el de motivos mixtos.

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    Paper provided by Banco de la Republica de Colombia in its series Borradores de Economia with number 738.

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    Date of creation: Oct 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:bdr:borrec:738

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    Keywords: Revisión de literatura; Remesas; Migración internacional; Elección intertemporal. Classification JEL: Y3; F24; F22; D91.;

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