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Remittances in the Pacific Region

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  • Aiko Mineshima
  • Christopher Browne
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    Remittances are large and have grown substantially over the past decade in the Pacific region. This primarily reflects the impact of emigration due to low growth and limited employment prospects at home. Many Pacific emigrants settle abroad with their families for long periods, but maintain close links with their relatives, villages and churches. The paper finds that the altruistic motive for remittances remains much stronger in the Pacific region than in the rest of Asia, where investment considerations increasingly appear to predominate, especially for the large share of single citizens working abroad for limited periods.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 07/35.

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    Length: 14
    Date of creation: 01 Feb 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:07/35

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    Keywords: Pacific Island Countries; Workers remittances; remittances; remittance; employment; migration; remittance flows; data on remittances; unemployment; remittance inflows; employment opportunities; public sector employment; workers ? remittances; personal remittances; remittance data; high unemployment; migrant; unemployed; employment prospects; amount of remittances; unrecorded remittances; high unemployment rates; access to remittances; unemployment rates; terms of employment; temporary employment; regular remittances; remittance systems; impact of remittances; formal sector employment; impact of remittances on investment; remittances data; benefits of remittances; remittance channels; unemployed youth; low unemployment; households with access to remittances; recipients of remittances; benefit from remittances;

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    1. Mohammed El Qorchi & Samuel Munzele Maimbo & John F. Wilson, 2003. "Informal Funds Transfer Systems," IMF Occasional Papers 222, International Monetary Fund.
    2. Prachi Mishra, 2006. "Emigration and Brain Drain," IMF Working Papers 06/25, International Monetary Fund.
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    1. Feeny, Simon & Iamsiraroj, Sasi & McGillivray, Mark, 2014. "Growth and Foreign Direct Investment in the Pacific Island countries," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 332-339.

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