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A Note on Remittances in El Salvador and Ecuador: An Analysis of Household Survey Data

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  • Jessica Audrey Clayton
  • Thierry Warin

This study analyzes the impact of remittances as seen in household survey data from three small rural communities. OLS and multivariate anova regressions were used to analyze household survey data collected in Cumbe and Gualaceo (Ecuador) and in Ciudad Romero (El Salvador). The results contradict the findings of some studies concluding that in many countries remittances acted as compensation for poor economic performance rather than capital promoting economic development. Ce papier a pour objectif de proposer une étude de cas sur l'impact des transferts de fonds individuels des émigrés vers leur village d'origine. L'étude repose sur des données collectées dans le cadre d'entretiens individuels réalisés dans trois villages : Cumbe et Gualaceo (Equateur) et Ciudad Romero (El Salvador). Les résultats contredisent, dans le cadre de ces villages, certaines études précédentes qui concluaient en l'absence d'impacts de long-terme des fonds transférés. En utilisant un modèle simple fondé sur la méthode des moindres carrés ordinaires complété par une analyse de variance multi-variée, cette étude montre un impact positif des transferts de fonds sur l'investissement, en plus d'être un soutien financier pour les produits de première nécessité.

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Paper provided by CIRANO in its series CIRANO Working Papers with number 2010s-13.

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Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 01 Mar 2010
Handle: RePEc:cir:cirwor:2010s-13
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  1. Alvin P. Ang, 2007. "Workers’ Remittances and Economic Growth in the Philippines," DEGIT Conference Papers c012_029, DEGIT, Dynamics, Economic Growth, and International Trade.
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