Do Remittances Reduce Poverty and Inequality in the Western Balkans? Evidence from Macedonia
AbstractThe 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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Date of creation: 2013
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remittances; poverty; income inequality; self-employment; Macedonia;
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- O15 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration
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- NEP-LTV-2013-11-22 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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