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Diaspora, Remittances, and Poverty in RP’s Regions

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  • Ernesto M. Pernia

    (School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman)

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The Philippines is reputed to be the world’s third highest net remittance recipient country (relative to net migration) after India and Mexico. In 2005, remittances were officially recorded at $11.7 billion1 representing about 10% of GDP. Clearly, remittances resulting from the Filipino diaspora have become a major factor in the economic and social life of the country. This paper focuses on the home-country consequences of remittances, addressing the question whether and to what extent remittances contribute to poverty reduction and regional development in the Philippines.

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  • Ernesto M. Pernia, 2006. "Diaspora, Remittances, and Poverty in RP’s Regions," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 200602, University of the Philippines School of Economics.
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    1. Dean Yang, 2004. "International Migration, Human Capital, and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Philippine Migrants’ Exchange Rate Shocks," Working Papers 531, Research Seminar in International Economics, University of Michigan.
    2. M. Pernia , Ernesto & S. Salas, J. M. Ian, 2006. "Investment Climate, Productivity, and Regional Development in a Developing Country," Asian Development Review, Asian Development Bank, vol. 23(2), pages 70-89.
    3. Ernesto M. Pernia & Pilipinas F. Quising, 2003. "Trade openness and regional development in a developing country," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer;Western Regional Science Association, vol. 37(3), pages 391-406, August.
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    1. Ducanes, Geoffrey. & Abella, Manolo I., 2008. "Overseas Filipino workers and their impact on household employment decisions," ILO Working Papers 994112263402676, International Labour Organization.
    2. repec:ilo:ilowps:411226 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Ernesto M. Pernia, 2011. "Is labor export good development policy?," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 48(1), pages 13-34, June.
    4. Geoffrey Ducanes, 2012. "Are remittances inducing laziness in households?: a reexamination of the evidence," Philippine Review of Economics, University of the Philippines School of Economics and Philippine Economic Society, vol. 49(2), pages 1-24, December.
    5. James Ted McDonald & M. Rebecca Valenzuela, 2009. "The Impact of Skill Mismatch among Migrants on Remittance Behaviour," Social and Economic Dimensions of an Aging Population Research Papers 242, McMaster University.
    6. Loradel O. Capistrano & Maria Lourdes C. Sta. Maria, 2007. "The Impact of International Labor Migration and OFW Remittances on Poverty in the Philippines," UP School of Economics Discussion Papers 200706, University of the Philippines School of Economics.

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