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Household poverty and inequality: the implication of migrants' remittances in Nigeria

  • John Chiwuzulum Odozi
  • Timothy Taiwo Awoyemi
  • Bolarin Titus Omonona
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    This article examines the nature of migrant remittances and the amount by which income poverty and inequality will be reduced given migrants' remittances. We used the living standard survey (NLSS) data set produced by the government of Nigeria to help track poverty reduction progress. The unit of analysis was the household, upon which information on remittances was analysed. From the results, 94% of households received remittances through internal channels while less than 5% received them through international channels. Remittances alleviated poverty head count by 20% and helped to equalize household income inequality by 25%.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Journal of Economic Policy Reform.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 191-199

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:jpolrf:v:13:y:2010:i:2:p:191-199
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