Remittances and poverty in Pakistan: a note
This note makes two poins. First, that the impact of remittances on poverty depends on who sends the remittances. If those who send it come from poorer households (semi-skilled and unskilled workers), its impact on poverty would be greater. Second, that the manner in which remittances are sent, i.e. through legal or illegal channels, also makes a difference in terms of its overall impact on the economy and through this on poverty.
|Date of creation:||2010|
|Publication status:||Published in Development, Equity and Poverty Chapter 9 (2010): pp. 171-181|
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- Rashid Amjad, 1986. "Impact of Workers' Remittances from the Middle East on Pakistan's Economy: Some Selected Issues," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 25(4), pages 757-785.
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- Amjad, Rashid, 2006. "Remittances and development in South Asia," MPRA Paper 38296, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Rashid Amjad & A.R. Kemal, 1997. "Macroeconomic Policies and their Impact on Poverty Alleviation in Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 36(1), pages 39-68.