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Do Remittances Reduce Poverty and Inequality in the Western Balkans? Evidence from Macedonia

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  • Petreski, Marjan
  • Jovanovic, Branimir

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The objective of this study is to investigate whether remittances in Macedonia affect poverty and inequality. Using two household surveys, one conducted in 2008, one in 2012, we find that remittances reduce both poverty and inequality. The inequality-reducing effect has been particularly present in 2012.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 51413.

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Keywords: remittances; poverty; income inequality; self-employment; Macedonia;

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