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Remitter/Receiver Relations in Africa

  • Musumba, Mark
  • Mjelde, James

The flow of remittances can affect poverty rates, development, and investments in the receiving country and households. Using World Bank survey data from three countries, Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya, this research addresses the senders’ and recipients’ characteristics may affect remittance amounts. The recipients’ household income and living in a rural area tend to increase the amount of the remittance. Senders living in North America tend to send larger amounts than those living in Africa or Asia. Ethiopia and Uganda recipients tend to receive a larger amount than those living in Kenya. The effects of characteristics on remittance amounts are very similar between the countries. Only, Kenya appears to differ in three of the eighteen characteristics.

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Paper provided by Agricultural and Applied Economics Association in its series 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C. with number 150123.

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