Remittances and poverty in Pakistan: a note
AbstractThis note makes two poins. First, that the impact of remittances on poverty depends on who sends the remittances. If those who send it come from poorer households (semi-skilled and unskilled workers), its impact on poverty would be greater. Second, that the manner in which remittances are sent, i.e. through legal or illegal channels, also makes a difference in terms of its overall impact on the economy and through this on poverty.
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Date of creation: 2010
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Remittances; Poverty; Pakistan;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances
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