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Remittances and household expenditure patterns in Tajikistan: A propensity score matching analysis

  • Matthieu CLEMENT (GREThA, CNRS, UMR 5113)

The object of this article is to assess the impact of remittances on household expenditure patterns in Tajikistan. More specifically, the paper applies propensity score matching methods to the 2003 Tajikistan Living Standards Measurement Survey. The results do not provide evidence of a productive use of remittances since neither internal nor external remittances have a positive effect on investment expenditures. Migration and remittances are therefore interpreted in terms of short-term coping strategies that help dependent households to achieve a basic level of consumption

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Paper provided by Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée in its series Cahiers du GREThA with number 2011-09.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:grt:wpegrt:2011-09
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