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Motivations behind the size of remittances. Evidence from Albanians in Italy

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  • Eralba CELA

    (Universit… Politecnica delle Marche, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali)

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Remittances represent the most important outcome of migration for developing countries which strongly rely on this resources for their economic survival. Remittances are however individual transfers that depend on a wide variety of private motivations. The present study explores the reasons behind the amount of remittance along the Italy-Albania corridor. Data come from a survey carried out in 2007 among 400 Albanians living in two Italian regions, Marche and Apulia. The results show that the most important determinants of remittances are the economic integration and the contextual specificities where migrants reside, along with strong ties with the country of origin.

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  • Eralba CELA, 2014. "Motivations behind the size of remittances. Evidence from Albanians in Italy," Working Papers 406, Universita' Politecnica delle Marche (I), Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali.
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    Albania; Italy; determinants of remittances; migration;
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    JEL classification:

    • F22 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Migration
    • F24 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Remittances

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