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Are International Remittances Altruism or Insurance? Evidence from Guyana Using Multiple-Migrant Households

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  • Agarwal, Reena & Horowitz, Andrew W., 2002. "Are International Remittances Altruism or Insurance? Evidence from Guyana Using Multiple-Migrant Households," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 30(11), pages 2033-2044, November.
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