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The Impact of Remittances on Economic Insecurity

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  • Krishnan Sharma
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    This paper illustrates that cross-country generalizations about the impact of remittances on economic security are useful only up to a certain point; beyond that their effect can be influenced by the interplay of various factors relating to the motivations and characteristics of migrants, economic/social/political conditions in the country of origin, immigration policies and conditions in the host country, and the size and concentrations of the remittances. The policy implications outlined in the paper include the need for caution and retrospection in certain instances as well as action and international collaboration in other areas.

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    Paper provided by United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs in its series Working Papers with number 78.

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    Length: 20 pages
    Date of creation: Jul 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:une:wpaper:78

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    Keywords: remittances; macroeconomic insecurity; consumption; poverty; income distribution; savings; investment; incentives;

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    1. Yaw Nyarko & Kwabena Gyimah-Brempon, 2011. "Social Safety Nets: The Role of Education, Remittances and Migration," RSCAS Working Papers 2011/26, European University Institute.

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