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Remittances and Investments at the Household Level in Pakistan

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  • G. M. Arif

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad)

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The purpose of this study was to examine the determinants of the success of return migrants and their families in directing remitLances to investment and savings. Total overseas earnings of workers and their remittances behaviour were also investigated. The analysis was based on the 1986 ILO survey. Monthly earnings differed widely across different occupational groups and across the countries in which workers were employed, but duration of stay in the Middle East appeared to be the most important factor in determining level of total earnings. For example, average total earnings of unskilled workers were considerably lower than the earnings of professional workers mainly because the former had comparatively short stays.

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  • G. M. Arif, 1999. "Remittances and Investments at the Household Level in Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 1999:166, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:wpaper:1999:166
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    1. Mohammad Irfan, 2011. "Remittances and Poverty Linkages in Pakistan: Evidence and Some Suggestions for Further Analysis," PIDE-Working Papers 2011:78, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    2. Muhammad Irfan, 2010. "A Review of the Labour Market Research at PIDE 1957-2009," PIDE Books, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, number 2010:1 edited by Rashid Amjad & Aurangzeb A. Hashmi, December.
    3. Rizwana Siddiqui, 2013. "Impact Evaluation of Remittances for Pakistan: Propensity Score Matching Approach," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 52(1), pages 17-44.
    4. Naushin Mahmood, 2009. "Population and Development Demographic Research at PIDE," PIDE Books, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, number 2009:1 edited by Rashid Amjad & Aurangzeb A. Hashmi, December.
    5. Ahmed, Vaqar & Sugiyarto, Guntur & Jha, Shikha, 2010. "Remittances and Household Welfare: A Case Study of Pakistan," ADB Economics Working Paper Series 194, Asian Development Bank.
    6. Zafar Iqbal & Abdus Sattar, 2005. "The Contribution of Workers’Remittances to Economic Growth in Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 2005:187, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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