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Remesas, desarrollo y género


  • González Ferreras, Carmen


Remittances are the amounts of money that the immigrants send to their families back in their home countries. Those remittances imply more than twice the amount of money that, through "Ayuda Oficial al Desarrollo", rich countries send to those needing. These incoming amounts manage to get many homes from southern countries out of the lowest misery. However, in certain sectors there are some disagreements about whether that money is really having a direct effect to the development of those lands or if it is only helping those homes which are actually receiving it. In addition, the number of women who are immigrating by themselves is currently increasing. When these women move to another country, not only they get a new role as head of the family, but they also assimilate new ideas, behaviours, rules, etc. that they are going to transfer to their home countries; This is called Social remittances. This kind of remittances is going to stimulate in the recipient countries the socio-economic development and a higher equality between men and women.

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  • González Ferreras, Carmen, 2007. "Remesas, desarrollo y género," Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, Entelequia y Grupo (Universidad de Málaga), issue 4, pages 337-350, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2007:i:4:p:337-350

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    remittances; development; gender; migration;

    JEL classification:

    • J61 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Geographic Labor Mobility; Immigrant Workers
    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • J16 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of Gender; Non-labor Discrimination


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