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

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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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  • Matthieu CLEMENT, 2011. "Remittances and household expenditure patterns in Tajikistan: A propensity score matching analysis," Cahiers du GREThA (2007-2019) 2011-09, Groupe de Recherche en Economie Théorique et Appliquée (GREThA).
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    remittances; expenditure patterns; propensity score matching; sensitivity analysis; Tajikistan.;
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    • O12 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O15 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Economic Development: Human Resources; Human Development; Income Distribution; Migration

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