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Remittances and Working Poverty

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  • Jean-Louis Combes
  • Christian Hubert Ebeke
  • Mathilde Maurel
  • Thierry Urbain Yogo

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This article shows that the level and the predictability of remittances reduce working poverty in receiving economies through their effects on labour market dynamics. It takes advantage of the new cross-country dataset (ILO, KILM 7th edition) containing information on the share of individuals working for less than US$2 per day. To identify the main impacts, the article proposes a novel approach to deal with the endogeneity of remittances and migration. In addition, the results are robust to the possible error in measuring working poverty, to the potential attrition bias, and to the presence of various control variables.

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  • Jean-Louis Combes & Christian Hubert Ebeke & Mathilde Maurel & Thierry Urbain Yogo, 2014. "Remittances and Working Poverty," Journal of Development Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 50(10), pages 1348-1361, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:jdevst:v:50:y:2014:i:10:p:1348-1361
    DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2014.940912
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    1. Douzounet Mallaye & Urbain Thierry Yogo, 2015. "How Aid Helps Achieving MDGs in Africa: the Case of Primary Education," Working Papers halshs-01100836, HAL.
    2. Aïssata COULIBALY & Urbain Thierry YOGO, 2016. "Access to Financial Services and Working Poverty in Developing Countries," Working Papers 201620, CERDI.
    3. repec:bla:afrdev:v:29:y:2017:i:3:p:389-402 is not listed on IDEAS
    4. repec:kqi:journl:2017-1-6 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Aurore Gary & Audrey-Rose Menard, 2015. "Aid, Trade and Migration : How are OECD countries policies connected in times of crisis?," Working Papers of BETA 2015-11, Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée, UDS, Strasbourg.
    6. repec:kqi:journl:2017-1-1-6 is not listed on IDEAS
    7. Yogo, Urbain Thierry & Mallaye, Douzounet, 2014. "How Aid Helps Achieving MDGs in Africa: the Case of Primary Education," MPRA Paper 60212, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Aïssata COULIBALY, 2016. "Revisiting the Relationship between Financial Development and Child Labor in Developing Countries: Do Inequality and Institutions Matter?," Working Papers 201619, CERDI.

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